Things got a bit dark last week so how about a good news story this week? …
In early 2010 I was involved in an industrial accident. I was sprayed with concentrated acid and received bad burns to my legs. One of those legs I very nearly lost. I spent three months in hospital and had to continue with intensive treatment for months afterwards.
Okay, so that doesn’t sound like a good news story so far, but stick with me.
The positive part is that I completed a 14 kilometre fun run last weekend. It was the first full length event I’d participated in since my accident and I managed to jog close to half of it. Not bad considering that at one point in my recent past I wasn’t sure I’d ever walk again.
Here are some photos from the event …
In the end my wife and I finished the distance in around 2 hours (a couple of minutes under for her, a few minutes over for me), which we were pretty happy with. In other good news, the event raised over $760,000 for various charities including Cancer Council and Diabetes WA.
Did anyone else here take part in this? Or maybe you recently overcame an injury/illness and you’d like to share your story?