The AWEsome Richie Parker has lived his entire life overcoming the odds, proving people wrong and challenging his very own physical limitations.
Richie was born without arms but that has never once stopped him from achieving all of his dreams and goals and he has never used his physical disability as an excuse. In fact, it seems that Richie has transcended his physical limitation so much, it has become a motivator, a fuel to his already fiery and happy spirit, and that makes for one amazing combo of a human being.
I absolutely urge you, with all of my heart, to watch Richie's amazing story in the video below as it contains awe-inspiring footage of him, from the time he was a baby, showing example after example of how is ingenuity, smarts and passion has allowed him to go all the way to being a design engineer for Hendrick Motorsports, NASCAR's most winning organization.
To say Richie's video is worth the watch is the under statement of the century and if you allow it to, it will reinvigorate your own tenacity in life and make you remember that there are no excuses. When your heart and soul tug at you, there is always, always, always a way. Just exactly how did Richie learn to ride a bike? How does he drive? How does he do his computer design work? And how does he do everyday things that we all take for granted, like eat?! Richie's video showcases it all and I guarantee your heart will invariably connect with his, just by watching the vid!
Thank you, Richie Parker, for being such an inspiring living example of fortitude and reminding us all "where there's a will, there's a way."
The AWEstruck Award goes out to those who really know how to push, challenge and inspire... you know, the kind of people who make the impossible, possible and make you say WOW! A new AWEstruck Award will be given out each and every month, so if you know an inspiring someone who's worthy - please let me know and maybe they'll be featured!