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.”
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