Warning: This article is a tear-jerker. We all must commend the
IOC International Paralympic Committee for it's Paralympics work. It's incalculable how much they have contributed to the mental health of those individuals with disabilities and their families at large.
There is a slideshow as well. A must see.
From NBC News:
“During the Olympics, I read about the races, about (Michael) Phelps and (Ryan) Lochte and Missy Franklin. I heard the commentary and used that to pull out the details to produce this image,” Snyder said. “But instead of reading about Lochte, I just implanted myself in there.
“I imagine stepping onto the block, hearing “take your mark,” the sound of the start, hopping in the pool then just being smooth and strong down the middle of the lane, executing some good turns, and hitting the pad at the end. I’m imagining success. I’m imagining the good feeling that comes with competing well.”