//Gold medalist Alex Bilodeau and his brother

Gold medalist Alex Bilodeau and his brother

Alex Bilodeau earned the first Canadian gold medal in a home Olympic games. Alex’s older brother, Frederic, has cerebral palsy. Alex played hockey when he was young, but switched to skiing so Frederic could also participate.

From the article:

“My brother is my inspiration,” Alex said that night on TV, tears welling. “He taught me so many things in my life.”

A questioner made the point that Frederic is imperfect physically while Alex comes close to physical perfection.

Alex let out a long, hard laugh at this.

“I’m far from perfect,” he said. “It’s probably I could say I’m the body, he’s the mind, maybe. He’s part of me. I’m part of him.”

Read the article here: http://www.usatoday.com/sports/olympics/vancouver/freestyle/2010-02-15-oly-bilodeau_N.htm

By |2016-10-05T06:46:11+00:00February 15th, 2010|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Gold medalist Alex Bilodeau and his brother

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Dr. Stephanie Sarkis is a National Certified Counselor (NCC), Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), and AMHCA Diplomate and Clinical Specialist in Child and Adolescent Counseling based in Tampa Bay, Florida, where she specializes in the treatment of ADD/ADHD. Dr. Sarkis conducts evaluations, testing, diagnosis, and counseling services. She also is a public speaker, consultant, coach, and is a facilitator in collaborative law.