Feet in blocks, iron-willed and fearless,
you burst into life—determined, boundless, free.
Passionate and driven, you showed us what lies
in the heart of a true champion.
You never gave up and never gave in, but grief overtook our hearts when you broke the ribbon
one last time.
Our race goes on. We will see you again where
earth and heaven meet, when we will all cross
the finish line of the race of life.
—Michael James Fitzgerald