There are days where I don’t really want to get out of bed. But I always get to see how lucky I am. There’s always somebody worse off than you. There’s young, 20-year-old kids, triple amputees, genitals gone. And they have to start life anew. It’s not easy. But it is an inspiration, because it teaches you that no matter how bad you have it, somebody else has always got it worse than you.
João Silva, a South African photographer who was on assignment with The New York Times, accompanying American soldiers near the town of Arghandab in southern Afghanistan when he stepped on a land mine. He lost both his legs below the knees, but in a startling act of heroic journalism, Silva picked up his camera and kept on shooting, intent on capturing the action.
Who Is The Ultimate Game Changer In Media? [HuffPo]
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