Besides being the tagline of my book, Hibbs, the Cub With No Clue,
it is what could be said of a hero of a different sort.
J. L. Campbell has a blog-hop to describe your hero.
Rhonda Hendee and her cat, Batman
(@RhondaHendee) brought this "never say die" champion to my attention.
Christina Lang -
Let Christina tell you a bit about herself:
Hi! I’m Christina and I am a 17 year old junior from Dunedin High School in Dunedin, Florida.
While it doesn’t define who I am, I will start with sharing that I am a left below knee amputee.
I lost my leg when I was 2 1/2 due to complications from the chicken pox.
My family has always supported me and never let me forget that I can do anything that I put my mind to.
My journey has been exciting and I am so thankful that you are here reading a bit of it!
I have always loved challenging and pushing myself
and I am ready for the next step in my athletic journey! I train and compete with able body teams,
( Dunedin High School swim and Track & Field and the Palm Harbor YMCA Piranhas)
as well as with my paralympic team, Paralympic Sport Tampa Bay.
I am planning on competing within the USA Paralympic program in swim as well as track & field in 2015
with the hopes of representing the United States in the Paralympics.
And on top of everything else: her wisdom teeth are coming in!
Christina, I was told by my dentist wisdom teeth gave birth to the phrase "Sadder But Wiser!"
Oh, Christina, the ghost of Mark Twain,
who is a frequent contributor to my blog,
tells me to remind you that it is not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog!
The ghost of his cat, Bambino, purred that his equating you to a dog was insulting .. to Bambino! :-)
Go visit Christina's blog, Dream While Achieving:
Show her a heroic heart is never alone.
Say HELLO and add a few words of encouragement to her day.
And, Christina, as little Hibbs says, "Seven times down, eight times up makes a winner!"