Thursday, December 18, 2008

Alan Waddell.

Death. Many shudder at the mere thought of it. As a friend once said, there are two things in life that are inevitable; suffering and death. It's not easy when someone you love so dearly passes on. How would you handle the pain and heal a wound that can't be seen? Alan Waddell, walked.

Alan Waddell lost his wife of 60 years in 2002. He was 88 then. He did not let age, a hip replacement (16 years ago), flat feet and aneurism (in both legs) stop him from deciding to walk all the streets of sydney in every suburb. Everyday for 2 hours, a relative would drop him at his starting point and pick him up afterwards. As he walked, his obsession grew. He started a website dedicated to his walks. He inspired many to take up walking and was also the heart foundation's spokesman for their "Walk for Life" campaign. However, in Sept this year he passed away at the age of 94. 

How do you deal with grief? Do you think you will be as inspiring? 


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