How could someone who can’t see kayak? With a lot of motivation and ingenuity, and a litle help from technology.
Read more about this native of Turkey, who lost his sight when he was a child:
Here’s the app he uses: Be My Eyes. If you’re feeling philanthropic, maybe you can lend your eyes to someone who needs them.
Parts of Northern California are being decimated by wildfires. Here’s one story of survival and a stubborn, loyal dog named Odin.
“Amid The Horrors Of Wildfire, A Tale Of Survival And Singed Whiskers” (from NPR)
“When you are well prepared, the body responds like a force you never knew you had.”
This is my favorite line from this short film called “Marathon” about a man named Julio in NYC, an immigrant from Ecuador whose goal is to place first in his age group in the New York marathon. The audio is in Spanish, with English subtitles. (from Aeon videos)
About very talented and very determined young boxer and her father:
My favorite lines:
“I want to help him, and I want to help myself get better.”
“I never ever ever ever ever — maybe like a hundred evers — think that anything is too difficult for me.”
“Regardless of how it turns out in the future, you’ve got to do something that you love to do. And you master it.
But I also really get his occasional apprehensive looks when she’s talking.
Silva mentions Claressa Shields towards the end of the video, when she’s talking about her long-term goals. Here’s an article from NPR about Shields, with audio and a transcript: “After Second Gold, Boxer Claressa Shields Looks Ahead To What’s Next” (from August 2016)