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The Medal of life ★ 生命的奖牌

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小编摘要:Matthew,一个13岁的小孩,在他生命的最后时刻依然在追求自己的梦想。

导读:本文的作者是一位奥运会举重金牌获得者。他与一位名叫Matthew的小孩不期而遇。Matthew虽然身患绝症,但始终自强不息。他的故事告诉我们,只要有梦想有追求,无论身在何方,你都是冠军!



     After giving a talk at a high school,I was asked to pay a visit to a special student.An illness had kept the boy home but he had expressed an interest in meeting me,and it would mean a great deal to him.I agreed.

    During the nine-mile drive to his home,I found out something about Matthew.He had muscular dystrophy.When he was born,the doctor told his parents that he would not live to see five,then they were told he would not make it to ten.Now he was thirteen.He wanted to meet me because I was a gold-medal power lifter,and I knew about overcoming obstacles and going for my dreams.

  I spent over an hour talking to Matthew.Never once did he complain or ask,"Why me?"He spoke about winning and succeeding and going for his dreams.Obviously,he knew what he was talking about.He didn't mention that his classmates had made fun of him because he was different.He just talked about his hopes for the future,and how one day he wanted to lift weight with me.

  When we finished talking,I went to my briefcase and pulled out the first gold medal I won and put it around his neck.I told him he was more of a winner and knew more about success and overcoming obstacles than I ever would.He looked at it for a mo-ment,then took it off and handed it back to me.He said,"You are a champion.You earned that medal.Someday when I get to the Olympics and win my own medal,I will show it to you."

  Last summer I received a letter from Matth-ew's parents telling me that Matthew had passed away.They wanted me to have a letter he had written to me a few days before:



Dear Rick,

  My mom said I should send you a thank-you letter for the picture you sent me.I also want to let you know that the doctors tell me that I don't have long to live anymore.But I still smile as much as I can.

  I told you someday I was going to the Olympics and win a gold medal.But I know now I will never get to do that.But I know I'm a champion,and God knows that too.When I get to Heaven,God will give me my medal and when you get there,I will show it to you.Thank you for loving me.

Your friend,

Matthew

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2012-05-14 15:01 编辑:tinna_mm
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  • kwokkaihei 说:

    God will give you your medal

    2012-05-23 16:52 回复 支持(0) 反对(1) 沙发
  • focus on what we have and appreciate them all. our world will be happier without all complaining and regretting. So let's remember Matthew, let's remember his spirit and positive attitude!

    2012-05-23 23:34 回复 支持(2) 反对(0) 板凳
  • MisFiona 说:

    he's an angel

    2012-06-13 16:53 回复 支持(0) 反对(1) 地板
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