Hey everyone! Did any of you watch the World Cup Finals recently? It was amazing! Carli Lloyd scored the fastest hat trick in World Cup history (3 goals in 13 minutes)! The United States soccer team works crazy hard and has loads of determination, and evidently, it paid off!
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Carli Lloyd has said in interviews that her life revolves around soccer. She worked, worked, and worked some more to earn that World Cup trophy. But she isn’t finished yet! When interviewed after the World Cup, she said, “The first words out of my trainer’s mouth were, ‘This is great. But you’ve got more work to do and I want to see this every single year until you retire.’ So I guess I do have my work cut out for me.”
“If you want to play, practice. If you want to win, practice harder.” -Carli Lloyd
In the same week, Madeline Stuart’s story made the news, big time! If you haven’t already heard, Maddy is an 18-year-old model with Down Syndrome, hoping to change the face of the modeling world.
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Models don’t all have to be 10 feet tall, and practically disappear when they turn sideways, do they? Besides, it’s the beauty inside that counts, and even though I don’t personally know her, I can tell that Maddy is beautiful, inside and out!
If you ask me, we should all aspire to be more like her.
The fact that Maddy is different makes her more beautiful! But wait, is she really all that different? She has her hopes and her dreams, her ups and her downs, her triumphs and her failures, just like the rest of us, right?
Some people believe that people with Down Syndrome are limited. In an interview, Maddy’s mom said, “People with Down syndrome can do anything. They just do it at their own pace.”
She also said,”Give them a chance, and you will be rewarded beyond your greatest expectations.” Maddy, who is working hard to alter society’s view of true beauty, is certainly showing what one 18-year-old girl with Down Syndrome can do, if given the chance!
Both of these girls are showing the whole world what we girls can do, one modeling contract or World Cup trophy at a time!