Welcome to the “We are the World Blogfest” (#WATWB ). The #WATWB was inspired by a simple conversation about how all the negativity on social media was weighing on us. Wanting to make a difference we decided to try to do our part to infuse social media with all the good stories that are out there. We hope to share the stories that show kindness, compassion, hope, overcoming challenges and in general, the impressive resilience of the human spirit. For every dark, negative story out there, there is a positive, heartwarming story that will add some light and lift the human spirit. The last Friday of every month bloggers will share their stories led by six co-hosts, this month’s co-hosts are Sylvia McGrath, Peter Nena, Shilpa Garg, Eric Lahti, and myself, Belinda Witzenhausen.
Our next post will be on March, 27th 2020.
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“If you have a strong purpose in life, you don’t have to be pushed. Your passion will drive you there.”~Roy T. Bennett
For many, their dreams of pursuing their passions get derailed for one reason or another, often tragically. Many however, find their way to reconnect with their passions and often in unexpected ways.
Loren Worthington at 21 years old dreamed of being a professional athlete when his future changed in an instant. An elbow to the spine during a game left Loren with an injury to his C5/6 vertebrae rendering his legs paralyzed and limited use of his upper body, Loren knew his athletic career was over.
Almost two decades after he abandoned his dream, he found a way to pursue his passion for athletics, but this time from behind the lens of a camera. Though confined to a wheelchair, he taught himself to adapt using special equipment and he chose to capture others with disabilities to capture their strength, determination and abilities. Worthington has distinguished himself with his photographs of para-athletes and was requested to photograph the Rio 2016 Paralympics.
The video below tells Loren’s story…
Check out Lorens’s website to learn more about this incredible photographer. https://www.worthingtonvisuals.com/index