There are so many things that we want to do in our lives, but we oftentimes push them aside because we feel that we still have a lot of time to pursue them anyway. But what if you find out that you don’t have that luxury anymore?
Just like Marcin Zarnecki, for example. He was told that he had only a few weeks left before going blind, so he suddenly felt the need to do something he wouldn’t be able to do anymore in the future.
Marcin has limited time before he goes completely blind.
The 38-year-old partially sighted man got on his bike and cycled 700 km. from Poland to Croatia. His goal was to fulfill a long-held dream of seeing the Adriatic Sea, as well as his family, before losing his sight.
Marcin suffers from an eye disease called retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) and has around 50 percent vision in one eye. He is completely blind in the other.
Doctors told him that he only had a short amount of time before he would lose his sight altogether.
While some might spend the remaining time crawling in their bed, crying, and feeling sorry for themselves, Marcin took the news with a more persistent attitude. Instead of falling victim to his illness, he took charge and decided to make his dream a reality.
Marcin’s mode of transportation
Unfortunately, since his disease made him unemployed all his life, he didn’t have enough money to pay for a flight or to book a seat on a train to Croatia. Despite the huge stumbling block, Marcin found another way to make his goal possible and cycled the 700km from his home to Zagreb.
The determined cyclist arrived in Croatia two weeks later, where his story quickly spread. After learning that Marcin was sleeping in a tent to continue his journey, Croatian Anamarija Tomašković and her Polish husband Alen offered to let him stay at an apartment in Zagreb.
“People were moved… everybody who meets him are getting such strong emotions,” said Anamarija
Marcin has become an unlikely hero in Croatia after cycling 700km to see the Adriatic Sea before losing his sight forever.
Anamarija posted Marcin’s remarkable story on Facebook where it went viral and he even became some sort of a local celebrity.
Pilot Flies Her Mother on Her Final Day of Work To Make Her Dream Come True
“As she retires after her glorious 38 years of service, I will be carrying on her legacy.”
It’s a feel good story that definitely touched a lot of hearts. Initially shared on Twitter, we learn about a female pilot who did her best to make her mother feel special on her last day at work.
Ashrrita, a pilot for Air India, shared a photo of her mother’s final day of work and the post has since gone viral, gaining attention from numerous netizens and news sources.
“So happy and honoured to be able to pilot the one flight that mattered,” wrote Ashrrita.
Homeless Guy Finally Gets Job After Cop Helped Him Shave For Interview
A little kindness can go a long way indeed!
It’s always heartwarming when we see cops going the extra mile and doing good deeds for people. Case in point, police officer Tony Carlson of the Tallahassee Police Department recently achieved viral fame on social media after he helped Phil, a homeless man.
As we learn from the reports, Phil had an upcoming job interview and Carlson made sure he was ready for it by giving him a nice shave. According to Phil, someone from McDonald’s said they’ll hire him if he can appear on the store clean shaven on Monday.
Police officer Tony Carlson found Phil, struggling with his attempts to shave at a gas station.
Paralyzed Woman Defies Odds By Becoming Celebrated Artist In China
A 40-year-old woman is proving the veracity of the human spirit. Zhang Junli has been paralyzed for over 32 years due to a severe case of rheumatoid arthritis. She lost control of 90 percent of her body's joint function at the age of eight. However, Zhang still managed to become one of China's most celebrated artists.
Zhang was born in Shanxi in northern China and was initially an active little girl. However, she was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis when she was only six years old. After two short years, Zhang was confined to her bed unable to use most of her body. Interestingly, being paralyzed never stopped her from trying to achieve her dreams.
Creating gorgeous paintings can be hard work for the bedridden Zhang but she never lets the difficulty stop her.