left Xtraordinary Living At Its Best: Podcast Episode #16 - Courage & Perseverance

Thursday, September 28, 2006

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Podcast Episode #16 - Courage & Perseverance

Episode #16 of the Xtraordinary Living podcast is out. The topic is Courage and Perseverance. This podcast is a shining example of Xtraordinary raw courage, perseverance and "never-quit" attitudes.

In this episode I interviewed Bob Babbitt, Vice President and a Founding Board Member of the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF). The CAF raises money to help people with physical disabilities pursue an active lifestyle through physical fitness and competitive athletics. Bob will share stories of CAF athletes and their drive and determination to compete. You will hear:

> How CAF grew out of a desire to assist one athlete – below-knee-amputee endurance racer Jim MacLaren – who suffered a devastating second accident while competing in a triathlon.

> Learn why Lance Armstrong viewed his second diagnosis of cancer in a positive light, and how his attitude fully supports Dr. Bruce Lipton's premise as presented in The Biology of Belief Episode #14.

> Hear the behind the scenes story of CAF assisted athlete, Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah from Ghana. His emotional story was made into the award-winning documentary "Emmanuel’s Gift."

> Get the scoop on President Bush’s secret service agent’s response to Emmanuel demonstrating his prosthetic leg in the Oval Office.

> Learn how you can help CAF reach their fundraising goal of $2 million for the San Diego Triathlon Challenge (SDTC) on Sunday, November 5 at La Jolla Cove.

To learn more or donate, go to: Challenged Athletes Foundation.

Since 1994 the Challenged Athletes Foundation has distributed grants to more than 2,100 disabled athletes. To date the CAF has raised over $8 million. It's through sponsors and donors like ourselves that disabled athletes gain a fair chance to realize their dreams, and breathe hope for others with similar life challenges.

This episode is 31 minutes long. If you have broadband, click on the play button below:

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