I read this article in my Thursday morning Province paper and it threw off my morning routine.
I usually glance through the headlines looking for work related issues, but the front page story caught me and I ended up reading the whole thing. It caused me to eat my cornflakes 4 minutes later than usual, causing an equal time delay in the tea making and subsequent vehicle extraction from the garage…but I digress.
It’s about Norma Mastidas, a 43 year old BC Mom who took up running ultramarathons when her son began to go blind.
It’s a sad but happy story filled with HOPE! It’s got BE THE BEST all over it!
Here’s a quote:
“She isn’t part of any giant organization -she is just one person having an impact on the world, literally one step at a time,” Thompson said.
“So many parents’ worst nightmare would be to receive the kind of news she did and to feel helpless. But she was able to turn it around and set such a great example for her sons about never giving up and helping others. If that is not extraordinary, I don’t know what is.”