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Quadriplegic #Photographer Reconnects with his Passion. #WATWB

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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

11 thoughts on “Quadriplegic #Photographer Reconnects with his Passion. #WATWB”

  1. I think it is wonderful that there is adaptive technology available so that people can find their passion and move forward. The combination of the human spirit and the ability to adapt is also a key factor here. Thanks so much for sharing this and being a part of #WATWB!

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    1. Love stories of resilience, they really help people see that people can find a way, maybe not the one planned but a new one. Thanks so much for stopping by and for being a part of#WATWB 😊

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  2. Loren Worthington’s story is a testament to what strong will and desire can do. And now, thanks to modern technology, he is able to share the stories of others who overcame their limitations. How wonderful that is! Thanks for hosting this blogfest Belinda. It is truly uplifting.

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    1. Thanks Debbie! I love the fact he found a way to pursue his love for sports. Thanks so much for stopping by and for being a part of #WATWB!😊 Have a fantastic week!

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  3. Hi Belinda – how interesting … how to live and how to be positive … how to work your way round things – being adaptive … fabulous … and yes the ParaOlympics are inspiring … it looks like his photos are superb. Thanks so much for letting us know about Loren and sharing the video – cheers Hilary

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    1. I love these types of stories. Face it adversity is part of life and some may have it tougher than others, but to see people’s resilience always inspires and offers hope. Thanks so much for stopping by and for being a part of#WATWB! Hope you have a fantastic week!😊

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  4. What an inspirational story of resilience and creativity in the face of a devastating, sudden disability. Thanks for sharing this unforgettable story.

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    1. Me too! Proof that if you’re passionate enough about something you will find a way to integrate it into your life. Thanks so much for stopping by Simon and for being a part of #WATWB. Have a fantastic week! 🙂

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