he finally got a tiny company in Rochester, NY, the Haloid Company,
to purchase the rights to his invention–an electrostatic paper-copying process.
A little girl–the 20th of 22 children,
was born prematurely and her survival was doubtful. When she was 4 years old,
she contracted double pneumonia and scarlet fever,
which left her with a paralyzed left leg.
At age 9, she removed the metal leg brace she had been dependent on
and began to walk without it. By 13 she had developed a rhythmic walk,
which doctors said was a miracle. That same year she decided to become a runner.
She entered a race and came in last. For the next few years every
race she entered, she came in last.
Everyone told her to quit, but she kept on running.
One day she actually won a race.
And then another. From then on she won every race she entered.
Eventually this little girl–
Wilma Rudolph, went on to win three Olympic gold medals.
A schoolteacher scolded a boy for not paying attention to
his mathematics and for not being able to solve simple problems.
She told him that you would not become anybody in life.
The boy was
“To get something you never had, you have to do something you never did”