Winners Never Quit. From an old email posted to all Team 1 Members in Oct 2006
The other day somebody sent me a mail which carried this story. Usually in most cases we always see people cribbing about all the hurdles that they have and not making a sincere effort to come out of it. However, the ones who make earnest efforts to overcome them, don’t have time to cry. If we can learn from this story and make a difference to our lives, believe me the world would be a better place to live in. Let us try to inspire others by practicing that what we want others to emulate in their lives.
Winners Never Quit (Author and source of the story is not known)
A little girl – the 20th of 22 children, was born prematurely and her survival was doubtful. When she was 4 years old, she contracted double pneumonia and scarlet fever, which left her with a paralysed left leg. At age 9, she removed the metal leg brace she had been dependent on and began to walk without it. By 13 she had developed a rhythmic walk, which doctors said was a miracle. That same year she decided to become a runner. She entered a race and came in last. For the next few years every race she entered, she came in last. Everyone told her to quit, but she kept on running. One day she actually won a race, and then another. From then on she won every race she entered. Eventually this little girl – Wilma Rudolph, went on to win three Olympic gold medals. Winners never quit !