"He woke up, looked at his wife, Mary Kate, took his oxygen mask off, gave her a kiss and told her that he loved her. He put the oxygen mask back on and passed away." From Sailworld - Sharing the Good.
Sadly, Paralympic Gold medalist, Nick Scandone passed away yesterday. Nick suffered from ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.
Nick was determined to compete in the Beijing Olympics. It took a superhuman effort to keep going as he got progressively worse over the last year. He and his partner Maureen McKinnon-Tucker won gold.
With all the excitement about Ben Ainslie, Zach Railey and Anna Tunnicliffe, for me Nick's story was the most inspiring. I found this excerpt from an article about Nick in NY Times, especially moving:
Sail on Nick.