Blind Paralympic Medalist Lex Gillette Defied All Odds — And This is Who He Has to Thank For it

Blind Paralympic Medalist Lex Gillette Defied All Odds — And This is Who He Has to Thank For it

The three-time Paralympic medalist is proof that hard work, skill, and confidence pay off.


By Ymijan Baftijari

A majority of us can't do what gravity-defying Olympic athletes can. But to be able to do it, and do it while being blind, is superhero level stuff. 

But it's not because mere mortal Lex Gillette has done it. 

The three-time Paralympic medalist is proof that hard work, skill, and confidence pay off, even when you have odds working against you. Instead of focusing on what people tell him he can't do, he shows the world that he's more than capable — and he's got the shiny awards and medals to prove it.

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His mom had the hard task of telling her son that he wouldn't be able to see again at very young age. Even though she knew that his world would change, that didn't stop her from encouraging him to play sports, try new things, and take on any opportunity that came his way. And like every strong mother, she armed him with the most powerful words of wisdom:

"It does not matter what anyone says. You decide what you can do, and no one else."

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She turned fear into motivation and raised a son that continues to make history. And if you ever needed proof that anything is possible, you should watch the tear-jerking video below.

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