John Reynolds suffered from a thyroid condition which required such intense radiotherapy that he was in constant pain. When he was first discharged from hospital he could hardly walk and yet he is about to do something very few people in the world would even consider possible.
Through a feat of inconceivable endeavour John is about to embark on a 140 mile run to raise money for others suffering with the condition he once fought.
People such as John Reynolds and Lance Armstrong who can face such adversity in their life and come out of the other side with such a selfless attitude truly demonstrate what the human mind and body are capable of with the right motivation.
I think we can all learn from people like John Reynolds and perhaps pause for a second before we next say something is too hard or too much to ask!