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‘I would like to see my medals,’ legendary paralympian Henry Wanyoike

Legendary Paralympian Henry Wanyoike says he is proud of the the way he has lived, owing to the positive impact he continues to make in many peoples’ lives.

The visually challenged, decorated athlete says that even though he yearns to see again — 29 years since he lost his eyesight — he finds joy in the many lives he has changed for the better through his inspirational talks and charity work.

“Twenty-nine years is not just the other day. I have been missing seeing my family, I’d love to see what I have done and my medals with my own eyes,” said Wanyoike, 48.

“But when I look on the other side, I just feel good and thank God for being the way I am today. Maybe if I had my sights, I would not have achieved all the things I have accomplished today.”

He was speaking on Monday’s NTV sports talk show SportOn! co-hosted by Bernard Ndong and James Wokabi.

Apart from travelling around the globe to give talks, the multiple paralypic gold medallist has through his foundation – the Henry Wanyoike Foundation been carrying out several charity works aimed at uplifting the society.

Watch the entire interview here.

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