Ivy Grandstrom is a 77-year-old grandmother from Vancouver, British Columbia who recently signed up for the 10-kilometer run, 800-yard run, 1500 meter, and 500 meter run in the world veteran games that take place in Eugene, Oregon. Ivy’s real specialty is not in running, but in beating the odds. You see, she is not only 77 years old, but she is totally blind. She has run competitively for the last 14 years and although she started running in handicapped races, she has started running recently in sighted races and has also run in the USA and Canada Masters Meets. She runs with her longtime friend, Paul Hoeberigs, with a surgical cloth tied to their wrist. Paul runs alongside Ivy and guides her through the race. She has fallen down many times, but she never stays down for long and she has never started a race that she has not finished. Ivy is a 77-year-old blind runner. Usually, the only thing that stops us from accomplishing the things that we set out to do is our own limitations!Usually, the only thing that stops us from accomplishing the things that we set out to do is our own limitations. Click To Tweet
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Joshua 1:7-8 (NKJV)
Only be strong and very courageous, that you may observe to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may prosper wherever you go. This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.
Hebrews 12:2 (NKJV)
Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
1 Peter 1:13 (NKJV)
Therefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and rest your hope fully upon the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ…