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Monday, May 25, 2009

Profile in Courage

Sometimes you read a story that stays with you; one you need to share. Well, I came across such a story yesterday. In the Middletown Times Herald-Record there is a story regarding Billy Parker Jr., who plies his trade at Monticello Raceway. This is a story which transcends harness racing, it is a triumph of the human spirit.

Those of us who love harness racing or any other sport worship heroes. We remember the Somebeachsomewheres and the hot drivers of the day but after reading a story like this you realize who the true heroes; those with great courage are. You don't need to be on the top of the game to be a hero, the people who battle all life throws at them are heroes. Mr. Parker fits this description.

Next time you are upset about a lost wager or a bad drive, keep this story in mind. It puts things in perspective.

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