Wilma Rudolph was born prematurely and was often sick as a child at age 4, suffered from several ailments, including double pneumonia and scarlet fever. She contracted polio. Her left leg was paralyzed. She was fitted for a metal brace that she wore for several years to help her get around. (Usopm.org)
But despite ALL of that…
Wilma Glodean Rudolph (June 23, 1940 – November 12, 1994) was an American sprinter, who became a world-record-holding Olympic champion and international sports icon in track and field following her successes in 1956 and 1960 Olympic Games. Rudolph won three gold medals, in the 100- and 200-meter individual events and the 4 x 100-meter relay at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, Italy. Rudolph was acclaimed the fastest woman in the world in the 1960s and became the first American woman to win three gold medals in a single Olympic Games. (Wikipedia)
Greatness is inside all of us! Using SEL skills like self-management and self-awareness helps us become even better versions of ourselves. When facing adversity try not to doubt yourself! We can overcome anything when we put our minds to it. So stay strong and tap into all of your potential that’s just hiding beneath the surface.