It is said that the best way to overcome your fear is by facing it. In fact, you’re never too old to conquer one – just like what an nonagenarian grandmother did to confront one of her longstanding fears: Water.
A 93-year-old grandmother, Lucy finally confronted her lifelong fear of water as she cascaded down a giant pool slide in her YMCA neighborhood where she works out three times a week since her husband passed away. While Lucy spends three hours in the pool for each visit, she had never felt comfortable in water for one understandable reason: She does not know how to swim.
In fact, Lucy never gets into the water when it gets over her shoulders. That’s why trainers Ben and Taylor would always keep a watchful eye on her.
It is said that the best way to deal with your fear is to conquer it.
“Lucy is a character, I’ll tell you that. She’s not a swimmer. She’s always a little nervous around water,” Ben said.
One day, however, Ben and Taylor encouraged Lucy to finally conquer her fear by sliding down the giant water slide. While she balked initially, she eventually accepted the challenge.
“Once she got up there and sat down, I said, ‘Once you start scootin’, you’re going down. She said, ‘All right.’ She was ready and she went down before I even knew it,” Taylor said as she recalled Lucy’s fear-conquering moment.
While Ben was positioned to catch Lucy at the other end of the slide, he could not help but feel nervous for the old lady.
However, when Lucy reached the bottom part of the recreational amenity, Ben can clearly remember that she could not stop smiling. It was a proof that Lucy has finally conquered her fear!
Lucy proved to us all that it’s never too late to conquer fear!
Lucy recounted the things going on in her head while spiraling down the water slide:
“I thought, ‘Why are you doing this, you silly old lady?’ But I’d do it again.”
“It has kept me going,” she added.
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Man Runs Across America Like Forrest Gump, Proposes To Girlfriend At Finish Line
Well that’s a better ending, compared to the movie.
A man who wants to make a difference has finally fulfilled his wish of running across America, just like Forrest Gump. While Tom Hanks’ beloved character in the the eponymous movie did not have a happy ending as the love of his life, Jenny (Robin Wright), perished, Rob Pope chose to add a heartwarming twist to his real-life version of the movie after reaching the finish line.
For the 39-year old man, running across America is in no way just a copycat of Hanks’ iconic movie character. After all, his mother once told him that he must do one thing in his life to make a difference in the world.
Rob Pope’s desire to run across America like Forrest Gump is fueled by his desire to make this world a better place to live.
Teen Brings Graduation Rites To Hospital For Dying Mom To Witness
It was a mother’s dying wish to see her son graduate from high school.
While a high school graduation is a moment that any parent looks forward to, not everybody is fortunate to witness their children donning a graduation gown and cap while walking across the stage to get their diploma. Hence, a 19-year old son had to bring his graduation rites to the hospital so that his terminally-ill mother could witness the momentous event.
It was in 2015 when Stephanie Northcott was diagnosed with cancer. While she was given 10 months to live by her doctors after the diagnosis, she was able to beat the odds and live much longer. However, it did not mean that she was off the hook.
It was Stephanie Northcott’s dying wish to see her son, Dalton, graduate from high school.
Friends Bring Prom To Girl’s Home After Refusing To Attend The Event Due To Burned Face
We all need the kind of friends that she has!
The adage “If the mountain can’t go to Muhammed, then Muhammed must go to the mountain” was once again put into practice when the friends of a 15-year old girl organized a prom for her at home after she refused to attend the school event following an accident. Without question, true friends don’t allow one another to be left in misery.
Korryn Bachner, a 15-year old student from Illinois, was at a bonfire at the latter part of April this year when an unfortunate incident she did not see coming changed her life forever: A bonfire explosion badly burned her face after someone poured gasoline on the fire.
While the incident injured 12 other people, it was Bachner who suffered the most as more than 90 percent of her face was damaged, forcing her to be hospitalized for almost two weeks after the incident.
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