This dedicated, courageous young woman passed away this morning at the age of 18. There are lots of touching, heart-rending stories out there on any given day, but it was Marin's story that grabbed my heart and wouldn't let go. Perhaps because I used to swim competitively when I was her age. Not at her level, of course. And I doubt I would have perservered the way she did. When it became obvious that her life would be cut short her one dream was to live long enough to make it to Beijing to swim in the Paralympic games last year. She did it. And she had one last holiday season with her family and friends.
You can read more about Marin here.