For all her incredible achievements, I think that it is her humanity that makes her so awe-inspiring. Not to mention the fact that there does not seem to be one ounce of quit in her entire body. This is someone that once gave her New City Marathon gold medal away to the director of the orphanage that she grew up in to thank her for all that she was doing. The front page of her website currently shows a tribute to the 4 people that lost their lives in Boston last year and she has a different personalized message for each one of them. She took the time before the marathon to attend the Richards' family fundraising dinner. She wore a shirt honoring Martin Richard during the marathon and provided some serious inspiration to his sister, Jane. "When I went to (the Richard’s) fundraising dinner, Jane just ran up to me and introduced herself,” McFadden said at the post-race news conference. “She was full of life and energy, which brought up so many happy emotions for me. She told me about how much she loves sports, like basketball, dancing and swimming. I told her, ‘If sports make you happy, then just keep playing.’ 'She even took a few selfies with my medals from Sochi and London, saying she was an Olympian, and I told her that she was'.” After the race, a race that she won on her 25th birthday, she presented her laurel wreath to Carlos Arredondo, one of the many people that responded so courageously during last year's race.
See what I mean? I don't know if I would believe this as a Disney movie, her story sounds too good to be true. But if they ever decide to make one, I know that I'll be the first in line to go see it!!