To wash away the ickiness of the previous posting, here's a much more uplifting story.
Major Phil Packer, who was seriously injured in a blast in Basra Iraq in 2008, and who was initially told that he would never walk again just completed the Flora London Marathon. He walked as much as his doctors would allow, two hours a day. Describing the event as a "hard slog," Major Packer walked every day for two weeks.
Major Packer has not let his injuries slow him down. In three weeks, he will travel to California to climb El Capitan in Yosemite.
All of these adventures serve the purpose of raising money and awareness for disabled service personnel, and the greater disabled community. His goal is to raise one million pounds, and he's already three-quarters of the way to his goal.
You can read more about Major Packer at his website.