Dadvengers Podcast Episode 5 – Richard Whitehead
It’s Dadvengers Podcast Episode 5 – Richard Whitehead. I can’t lie I’m pretty blown away that we had such an incredible athlete join us for this episode. Having a double leg amputation would thwart some peoples ability to achieve but not this man. In 2010 he set the marathon world record for people with lower limb amputations. However, in 2012 without a Paralympic marathon event for his disability class he competed in a totally different event. The 200m. And won Gold.
What he’s been through should tell you the kind of determination Richard possesses. Learning about this side of him was fascinating but learning about the challenges he faces now with 2 kids, one of whom is autistic was eye opening. Having said that he doesn’t let this phase him. He was brought up in a time when he had to struggle due to his disability but these challenges and the guidance of his parents helped him become the man he is today.
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Another awesome guest that will hopefully inspire others to keep on learning as we parent. There is no one size fits all formula to being a dad we all have to adapt to whatever life throws at us. Richard is living proof of that and can thank him enough for his honesty and openness.
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