Don’t Give Up!

Derek Redmond was competing in the 400 sprint in the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, Spain when he tore his hamstring. Overwhelmed with pain, he fought through it an hobbled down the course, determined to finish the race he had started.

What happened after that is a lesson for all with loved ones in need…

The injured Derek was joined by his father, Jim Redmond, who had barged past security and on to the track to get to his son. Jim and Derek completed the lap of the track together, with Derek leaning on his father’s shoulder for support. As they crossed the finish line, the crowd of 65,000 spectators rose and gave Derek a standing ovation.

As we move forward in life, we will doubtless fall and injure ourselves. But do not worry, help will always come. As Ezekiel Sanchez, co-founder of the ANASAZI Foundation is fond of saying: “Me lift thee and thee lift me, and we will both ascend together.”

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Seth Adam Smith

Seth Adam Smith is a best-selling, award-winning author and blogger whose writings have been translated into over thirty languages and featured on Huffington Post, Good Morning America, Fox News, CNN, the Today Show, and many other news outlets around the world.

A survivor of a suicide attempt in 2006, Seth is an advocate for resources and understanding concerning depression and suicide prevention and regularly writes about these topics in his books and on his blog. He recently finished "Rip Van Winkle and the Pumpkin Lantern," and is currently working on a series of historical novels set in Colonial America.

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