You think you’ve got problems?

Are you a runner? Do you have a job that requires working on your feet? Ever wanted to stick your toes in the water to test the temperature?

Try this one on . . . You’re born missing bones in both legs. Plus, your right arm is only partially developed. By the time you are one, both legs were amputated below the knee. Now you’ve got to learn a totally different approach to walking without legs. Kinda tough to do those things listed above, huh?

Fast forward from 1977 to 2010. What do 14 hours, 19 minutes and 12 seconds mean to you? It could be the drive time to a vacation paradise. It could be the amount of sunlight in a day where you live.

Or it could be how long it took Rajesh Durbal to finish the Kona Hawaii Ironman World Championship. That’s a 2.4 mile swim, a 112-mile bike race through lava fields finished up with a 26.2 mile marathon. All this with one good arm and a heart determined to accomplish anything.

“Don’t ever give up on what you believe in.
Not once.
Not ever.
Dream to do extraordinary things everyday.”

How big are your problems now?

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12 Responses to You think you’ve got problems?

  1. Patty Hebert says:

    Very inspiring and a powerful testament to the power of human will.

    • David says:

      Patty, he came in running on his running legs. Then he sat on stage and changed legs. It was cool to watch and added an extra element to his story when he got up and walked around stage.

  2. jeff noel says:

    David, what an amazing young man standing next to another amazing young man.
    Karma or something, but 1 of my posts is so similarly themed, it’s scary.

    • David says:

      Thank you sir. I hope you understand that you are free to share links to your site(s) here anytime you wish. 🙂

  3. Raj says:

    Raising the inner sprits of the revolving minds. Everyday you reincarnate the living mind to go beyond the limits. You are a born “gladiator” Continue to share your dreams, passion & live amazingly.

  4. Bob Mitera says:

    Last year, I saw Rajesh running with a smile on his face while men and women with two arms and two legs had their heads down – totally defeated. I blogged about Rajesh and the people I saw who had amputated will.

    I’m looking forward to seeing my friend in Kona this year.

  5. Bob Mitera says:

    Last year, I saw Rajesh running with a smile on his face while men and women with two arms and two legs had their heads down – totally defeated. I blogged about Rajesh and the people I saw who had amputated will.

    I’m looking forward to seeing my friend in Kona this year.

    http://kokuamultisports.blogspot.com/2010/12/lesson-of-rajesh-durbal-triple-amputee.html

  6. John Diamond says:

    I have been kind of bummed out today. I have nothing but thanks to give but can never seem to muster a grateful heart. Your posts help! I am proud to know you!

    • David says:

      John, you lift me up too. It has been great watching you working behind the lines years ago at Cumberland and now see you running your own Chick-fil-a. You have a very big reach. And I’m not saying that because you are taller than me. 🙂

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