Inspiration: Major Phil Packer, Marathon Runner

British soldier Major Phil Packer suffered a catastrophic injury to his spine after a rocket on his base in Basra, Iraq last year, losing all feeling and motor control in his legs. Doctors said he’d never walk again, but that didn’t stop Major Phil from completing the London Marathon:

 

 

Phil walked two miles each day—the most his doctor would allow—he finished in 13 days and did at all for charity. There’s no quit in the Major. In February, he rowed the English Channel and next month he’ll climb a 3,000-foot vertical rock formation in California. Go Phil, go!

Image credit: Associated Press

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Ginny Edwards - May 21, 2009 10:21 AM

What an inspirational story! Thank you for sharing it. This was a great way to start my morning!

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