First Ever To Win Two Golds In Freestyle Skiing. That’s Not Why He’s So Happy Though

The Olympics bring drama and excitement. Above all, they bring triumph. Victory over the odds. Canadian freestyle skier Alex Bilodeau became the first freestyle skier ever to win two Olympics golds, doing so at the men’s moguls on Monday. Bilodeau also won gold in the 2010 Olympics. His victory though, was a win for two people.

Alex’s older brother, Frederic, has cerebral palsy. Alex poignantly states “every little thing in life is hard for him, whether it’s going from his seat to go and see me here [at the Olympics], walking in the snow, it takes so much energy, it’s very hard.
Alex says “…when I wake up in the morning it’s my brother…” who inspires him.
“The motivation that he has, if he had had the chances like I did, he would have been four times Olympic champion. He’s a great inspiration, a great person and he’s going to be an inspiration for me after my career also.”
“He has dreams like you and I, he can’t go after those dreams.”
“I have the abilities, I can at least try to go after my dreams, and out of respect for him I go after them.”

Just like David and Frederic, whatever abilities we have, whatever dreams we have, we must go after them.

Source: NBC