After devoting 3 blog posts in August 2008 to an interview with recently deceased paralympian Randy Snow, Patrick Hindert has been predictably silent about his death last week in El Salvador at age 50.
Randy Snow was known as the only athlete in history to compete in three different sports and win medals in each. He won medals in basketball, track and tennis and competed in four Paralympics. After racking up several years worth of awards, Snow was the first Paralympian inducted into the Olympic Hall of Fame (2004).
In his interview with Hindert, Snow said " If offered the option to walk again, of course, I would accept that gift. The lessons I have learned, however, from working through a terrible loss and then discovering new ways to achieve goals, I wouldn't want to lose. I used to think that being able to walk was living and dying. But a priority shift occurred that gave me a transparent perspective toward all of my challenges. Once we overcome something difficult, we discover resilience. We learn how to achieve much more than we previously thought possible. We must embrace whatever has been placed in front of us. The "best thing" wasn't the accident. The "best thing" was what I learned about myself working through the setback". Great stuff.
Hindert exploited the fine man that was Randy Snow in an attempt to foster his own agenda. Then, when the guy dies Hindert doesn't even publish a single word honoring the man. Patrick Hindert, shame on you!
Randy Snow RIP