Ali faces biggest challenge of his life after retiring from boxing he was diagnosed by Parkinson disease because of getting hit hard on his head. He wasn’t able to talk properly or walk but he never gave up and he reached his goal of helping kids and his community by public appearances to raise money for Muhammad Ali foundation. He was appreciated for making Muhammad Ali community and Economic development Corporation. In 1996 Ali carried the torch for Olympic flame and everyone gave him standing
He was arrested in the London Underground on August 26 2007 originally for fare evasion but was found to be in possession of one ecstasy tablet. Due to his ecstasy use he has been rejected contracts on several occasions including playing in the ARU. It has also affected him emotionally as he has had a history of lash outs at rival team members and fellow team members alike. His retirement has helped him to recover with the burden of being a professional rugby league player. He has now made a full recovery from his drug problems and depression and is currently moving between coaching roles in Rugby
Jimmy V did not win this award because of his tremendous success as a college as a college basketball coach including winning the 1983 national championship, he won it for his amazing courage to fight and one day beat cancer even if he was not alive to see it. Jimmy was diagnosed with bone cancer in 1992 and was given a scarce amount of time to live. On March 3rd of 1993 as Jimmy’s hour glass of life was wasting down to its final grains, powerful and inspiring words vaulted from Jimmy’s mouth that could make the strongest of storms weak in the knees. Jimmy spread a message of love that night that continues to carry on today through the Jimmy V Foundation for Cancer Research. I will be critiquing Jimmy’s courageous speech in the following paragraphs.
Terry Fox could be considered one of the biggest and most inspiring Canadian hero of the 20th century. Instead of crumbling in self pity after he had his right leg amputated when diagnosed with bone cancer, march 1st 1977 ("The 10 Most Inspiring Canadians" 8), Terry decided to run from coast to coast across Canada to raise money and awareness for cancer research. He began by dipping his leg in the Atlantic ocean at St.John's Newfoundland on April 12,1980, with the goal of dipping it in the Pacific in Vancouver, BC, months later (TheStar. web.). He ran an average of 42 kilometres a day with a hop/skip running style.
Phar Lap was an amazing horse that came from nothing to becoming a hero, when hope was all but dead. Phar Lap was born in New Zealand but he was trained, raised and raced in Australia. Phar Lap dominated Australian racing during the Great Depression, when many families became homeless due to the economy. Phar Lap had won a Melbourne Cup, two Cox Plates and 19 other weight for age races. He then won the Agua Caliente Handicap in Tijuana, Mexico in track-record time in his final race.
Matt Hamill known as “The Hammer” has won nine and lost two UFC championships. He was the first deaf wrestler to be inducted into the NCAA hall of fame, and also graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering. His ascension to success however, did not come easily. You see, Matt was deaf at birth, he was bullied, rejected, and most notably, had to face challenges every inch of the way along his path to glory. Fortunately, he was intelligent, and determined to overcome the challenges he confronted.
On the eve of his last college football game, Woody Hayes reflected on his legendary coaching career at Ohio State by stating that "nobody despises to lose more than I do. That's got me into trouble over the years, but it also made a man of mediocre ability into a pretty good coach” (“Woody Hayes”). The accomplishments that Woody Hayes had at Ohio State included 3 national championships, 13 Big Ten Titles and four of the teams 8 trips to the Rose Bowl. He gathered 205 victories in just 28 seasons including 2 consecutive years of not suffering a single loss. Although known for his love of winning he was also known for his temper.
-- Usain Bolt on winning the 100 meters in 9.63 seconds, a new Olympic record. - Jon Krawczynski -- Twitter http://www.twitter.com/APKrawczynski --- STRIKE A POSE Winning an Olympic gold medal takes 9.63 seconds. Telling the world's media how you did it and explaining how you feel takes a whole lot longer. Usain Bolt still had a line of trackside television cameras and radio microphones to please one hour after his 100-meter winning run. Most want the now two-time 100-meter champion to strike his signature lightning bolt pose one more time.
At Reitz we felt the effects of the war first hand with the death of soldier whom was very close in the Reitz Community. Marine Srgt. Brock Baab was a Reitz wrestling coach, big supporter of Reitz, and a father of a fellow classmate. During my Senioryear at Reitz the football team went undefeated with a record of 15-0 and won Reitz’s first official State Title. In 2008 Reitz would receive a new digital score board for the Bowl.
Two years ago when I was 15, I suffered a spinal cord injury. I was at the top of my game,top of my class and top runner on the ski team.I do not want to sound too full of myself when I say I was "overwhelmed" with responses from the hottest guys but there he was H***** I never really had a boyfriend til then.We seem so perfect for each other I thought he was my soul mate. The night before I broke my back he said he loved me. So much for his being in love. Once I had licked my wounds and felt ready to try this again so i got back out there with what I thought were my true friends.