Saturday, 26 January 2013

An Exemplary Landmark

Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, but it empties today of its strength. A happy tomorrow was quite impossible to imagine, the efforts were for making their today better. And ultimately the first step towards success was taken.

Seven-year-old Cayden Long has cerebral palsy and can't walk or talk without help. But his dream of becoming a sportsman has now been fulfilled by his nine-year-old brother Conner Long. Conner and Cayden have participated in triathlons together. Conner pulls Cayden in a raft while swimming and in a trailer as he bikes ahead and then further pulls the trailer to the finishing line.

Conner's perseverance and love for his brother has been recognized by Sports Ilusrated Kids magazine that has won them the title of Sports Kids of the Year  In an interview with the Long family, Conner said-"If people would race with people who cannot walk or talk, or who have any kind of autism, it might open the eyes of (those) who don't really care about it."

An Exemplary Landmark
It has rightly been said that Child is the father of Man and the wise love of the Long brothers clearly illustrates this. Their dream of hoisting the Team Long Brother's flag on the moon will come true soon not by magic but by their determination, sweat and hard work.