The Hero in All of Us
I love inspiring stories. The ones that make you think to yourself… “hmm, I don’t think I could have done that.” The heroes in those stories probably thought the same thing before they found the fortitude to meet the challenge that confronted them.
I’ve been very lucky in my life to meet many Canadian heroes. Some of them are great athletes, like Paralympian Michelle Stilwell. Some have invented great things. Some have done great things for others.
But those who inspire me most are young people who have done wonderful things to help Canadians with disabilities. Like Megan Sherwin and Ashley Cowan. You’ll meet them both inthis book and be amazed by their incredible spirit and determination to help others.
Young Canadians can do a lot to make a difference in others’ lives. It’s all about attitude, and treating everyone fairly. And most importantly, it’s about seeing people’s abilities first, not their disabilities.
Enjoy this extraordinary book. You’ll clearly see that there is a hero in all of us. I hope it inspires you to find the hero in you!
The Honourable Vim Kochhar
Chairman, Canadian Foundation for Physically Disabled Persons