Beirut’s Marathon, which takes place yearly in November, is one of those events that exude positivity. After all, endorphins are in wide release with all those people running. Some run for exercise. Others run for causes they are trying to bring awareness to.
I have friends who ran for polio awareness. Others, such as the folks at IDRAAC, ran to advocate for mental health. Pictures were taken and shared. And yet, the best one of them all – the one that brought a smile to my face, and which I hope does to yours as well, is the following:
Who said visually impaired people cannot run a marathon?
With the help of his friend, the man in the above picture was able to do something that many had thought people like him would never be able to do. He overcame his disability and embodied the message that Beirut’s Marathon tries to set forth with it existing in such a tumultuous city.
How’s that for some Sunday pick-me-up?
While running, I passed two women participating in the 10K run. One was in a wheelchair and the woman pushing her was blind. That totally made my day.
How amazing is that?
Say no discrimination!
As they were participating in the marathon, they can also participate in any other job that will help them close the gap with people. Give them a chance and see their talents 🙂
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