I am SO excited!!! Tonight – or, technically, tomorrow morning – I will be carrying the Paralympic flame! WOW!!!
I'm scheduled to start my short trek at 1:00am. It only lasts for a minute or two, but I am feeling so privileged to be a part of this amazing event! I know that some of my family and friends are supposed to brave the cold, dark evening to come and watch and I don’t doubt that some of you will also be cheering me on (from the warmth of your beds)! It's an incredible thing to be involved with!
I am going to be an official Paralympic torchbearer. I still can’t completely believe it! What a surreal concept! I'm so happy that I get to do this and I hope that the emblazoned spirit that I feel rising within me spreads to all of the athletes set to compete over the next week and a half. It is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and I can not wait to make Canada proud!!!