Today’s Honoree, the number #1 blog for recognizing the works of others, recognizes Chris Dyson’s tremendous effort of defying the odds all for the love of the game.
For many, playing sports implies diverse reasons. It may be either to win, to learn new abilities, for the challenge of the competition, or maybe just to have fun.
However, for Chris Dyson, playing sports, especially hockey and being a goalie has a more profound reason of playing this game. As for Chris, to play hockey means to defy the odds, to persevere and to pursue his dream, despite having a congenital heart defect.
Chris has literally died but survived many times over the course of his life. He even had an episode of having nearly one hundred (100) cardiac arrests in one afternoon. This is written up in the medical journals of the world-famous Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.
Despite being under this daunting circumstance, Chris persevered, never doubting that he will be what he set himself to be, that is to become a goalie.
Now, Chris shared his love of the game by sharing his inspiring story with children and adults to pursue and persevere even though odds are stacked against them. Chris wrote it in his book, “Target Practice: 8 Mistakes that Ruin a Love of the Game”. Chris also founded the now longest running goalie training services in the world, Puckstoppers Goaltending Services.
“If the goal is big enough and the will is strong enough, we can accomplish anything we set our mind to do, don’t let the fear stop you,” Chris said and indeed, he has been unstoppable ever since.
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Continue being an inspiration, Chris! Never stop dreaming.
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