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Touching Moment at Sochi Games

Posted by on 30th Mar,2014 in Category Stories ~ Comments Off

When Canadian freestyle skier Alex Bilodeau won the gold, it was his brother, Frederic, with whom he immediately wanted to share his joy.  Diagnosed with cerebral palsy at a young age, Frederic has had his fair share of triumphs.  ““Just like you or I, he has dreams and most of them are not realizable to him but he does dream about it, he talks about it and he never complains that it’s not realistic to him. Every day I feel very lucky to be a normal person that has the chance to go after his dreams, and he doesn’t have that chance. So out of respect to him, I need to go after that and with his motivation he would be four-time Olympic champion. It’s crazy the motivation that he takes and every step is very hard for him. In life, I have an easy path and I need to go out there and do the best I can just out of respect to him.”

Alex further explained, “He lives his dreams through me. (Two gold medals) is the least I can do, he’s my every day inspiration.”

This is the second gold medal Alex has won.  The first was in Vancouver, four years ago.  Of his success he explains, “When I’m on the hill (Kingsbury) is in my mind and he’s pushing me to be a better skier, but outside of the hill, whether I’m in university or training or whatever I do in life, my brother is my every day inspiration.”

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