Tuesday, 8 November 2016
My favourite cricketer, Australian Mitchell Johnson, is a man of style and character, and has just released his book 'Resilient'. Mitchell Johnson's story is one of talent, courage, determination and heart. All those qualities will see us through trials and tribulations, ups and downs, talking about the weirdness of this life helps to make things bearable. He is a former shy guy sharing stories of inspiring people that have been a part of his life and sporting photos will accompany it. I really never cared for cricket before the Summer of 2013-2014 Ashes series in Australia when Johnson dominated against the English team.
Bethany Hamilton is an American professional surfer who survived a 2003 shark attack in which her left arm was bitten off, she has successfully returned to competitive surfing. Hamilton wrote about the experience in the 2004 autobiography Soul Surfer: A true story of Faith, Family.... the feature film Soul Surfer was released in April 2011.
Nick Vujicic is an Australian motivational speaker born with phocomelia, a rare disorder characterised by the absence of legs and arms, he has overcome his disability to live a rich and fulfilling life. Becoming a role model for anyone seeking true happiness, the book Life Without Limits, 2010 shares his amazing outlook.
What do these people have in common.... attitude and resilience and a lot of 'positive self talk' too.
I'm DJMadonna on the worldwide internet radio station for people with Parkinson's
Tonight the theme for my radio show is Americana, go to the above website and listen live at 20:00
Australia Eastern Standard Time. Each Wednesday a different theme and a talk or an interview with someone with Parkinsons or associated with Pd, tonight my special guest is Roger Halleen, President of the Illinois chapter of APDA. It's the last of my interviews recorded at the recent World Parkinson Congress.
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