I have tried to stay away from blogging about the Olympics since it seems that it is already widely covered, but I can't go without mentioning Oscar Pistorius, AKA "Blade Runner". Oscar is the double amputee who has made Olympic history. A true inspiration!
http://www.oscarpistorius.com/,I found that Oscar was born November 22, 1986 in South Africa without a fibula in each of his legs. His parents consulted with doctors who advised that having the amputation done before he learned how to walk would be less traumatic and increase his chances of mobility later in life. Six months later he received his first pair of prosthetic legs.
On the advice of his doctor, Oscar began running track to aid in his rehabilitation.