This is a sponsored post written by myself, Melissa. All opinions are 100% mine.
Craig was born with a disease known as retinitis pigmentosa but was not declared legally blind until the age of 15. He went through bouts of depression, shut people out and due to having to give up many of the activities he loved, weighed 240lbs. Craig has since worked to turn his life around with the help of 3 major charities; The CNIB, Canadian Guide Dogs for the blind and YMCAs in Canada. The ‘Craig Gives Back Tour’ will raise funds and awareness for these organizations.
See more of Craig’s compelling story here:
I decided to share Craig’s story firstly because I believe in it. I believe with all my being in living life to the fullest and in making it the best possible. I am also a firm believer, as everyone is aware, in leading a healthy, active lifestyle. One of my biggest goals, like Craig, is to inspire and motivate others to do the same.
Secondly, Craig’s story touched me personally. Recently, I have talked about my own struggles with metabolic damage and I too wish to inspire others to never give up on their dreams and to face adversity head on. Craig has encouraged me, with his story, to continue to push through my own struggles and to share my story in the hope of helping others. People should not let physical limitations place restrictions on what they wish to achieve; your mind is a very powerful motivator. Craig’s story and others like him are a true testament to that.
Everything happens for a reason and we can either choose to be happy and positive while making the best out of our own personal challenges or not. However, isn’t it a much better way to live when we are truly happy and helping others in the process?
Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it or work around it.
Until next time,