Inspiration from Cody Colchado
By Vishwanthar on Inspiration
December 14, 2012
This is truly inspirational. Do you know that Cody Colchado is legally blind and deaf? Yes it is indeed true. Cody is also an embodiment of humanity. He says, “When I lift weights, I visualize all the people with disabilities who I’ve met over the years. I hear their voices and they lift the bar with me.”
Likewise, he has the courage to move on despite the unfortunate circumstances. You should know that he is neither entitled to hear the applause nor see the weight he’s lifting. Moreover, his lifting prowess is astounding. In this powerlifting meet in 2010 he has totaled 1510 pounds: bench press 410 pounds, and squat and deadlift 550 pounds.
This reminds me of the quote by Mark Twain, the famous American author. He says, “Keep away from those who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you believe that you too can be great.” I will place Cody as one of the greats.
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Coach Cody inspires people on and off the powerlifting stage with his positive can do attitude of “Never give up!” Cody holds a Master’s degree in Physical Education and kinesthetics, is a martial artist and inspirational speaker. He is an especially precious role model for the Deaf-Blind community. Go Cody! We are always with you!