Coco Calling No. 127 - In the Midst of the Storm...
Updated: Feb 10, 2021
Something I’ve noticed about humans is their ability to achieve remarkable things when everything seems to be stacked against them. To turn adversity into triumph. Hopelessness into jubilation. Desperation into positivity. I’ve seen it amongst explorers and sports stars and football teams. And I’ve also seen it amongst humans caught in the midst of a personal crisis. Amongst those who have received a diagnosis of terminal cancer, and those who have lost a loved one in a tragic accident. We hear stories of people fundraising for others during the final weeks of their lives. And there’s the story of a lady called Ceri Walsh who was involved in a car crash on the M5 in Somerset in 2018. She herself was badly injured, but dedicated her recovery to raising money for the paramedics that her saved her life and who tried, but sadly failed to save her husband.
And then what about older humans? What can they possibly achieve when they get to the age of 100 and can only move around with the aid of a frame? When they’re weak, frail and dependent upon others? Well, just look at the achievements of Captain Tom Moore. He famously raised almost £33 million pounds for the UK’s National Health Service by walking 100 circuits of his garden.