A Good Person

Oscar,

I know you have been put through hell, but I want you to know that to me, you are still a role model and a true inspiration. I don’t believe people can label you as a murderer. You are not a murderer. I personally believe that you are a good person, that wouldn’t wish harm on anyone. You just ended up doing something really bad when fear took over you for a moment. You were just unlucky and caught off guard when this situation arose. This could happen to anyone. Unfortunately it had to happen to you. I believe that God only puts us through what we are strong enough to cope with and which he has prepared for us to come through. For now the important thing that you can do is to stay strong and have faith in God, and he will help you come through this. Don’t ever forget all the good that you’ve done, and all the people you have helped and inspired. Me being one of them.

You are not a bad person. You just made a mistake. You are only human and no human is perfect.I hope you can find the strength that you need, to move forward in life, so you can help and continue to inspire more people. So somehow you will make a comeback. I don’t know how or when, but you will and I will be one of the people who would willingly help you. You are in my prayers. I will continue to pray that God helps you get through this hard time. You just have to keep believing and I know that somehow you will get you through this.

God bless, I will continue to pray for you.

Hilary Boyd (Northern Ireland)

Your Whole Life

My dear boy – my friend,

I admire you for the strength you have shown throughout your whole life. You have faced many difficulties … but never let them controle, or restrict your. Your parents’ divorce must have been tough to you (and your siblings) and your mother’s dead a real nightmare. When it comes to your disability, you have been a role model and inspired many people all over the world. You never let your disability stop you from doing what you really wanted to do. You have achieved so much in your life, both on a personal and professional level. These achievements can never been taken away from you! The terrible accident in 2013 is something that no one EVER would have to experience. You are now in the midst of your life’s challenge. It’s incredible though – almost impossible to endure … but you are stille here. Broken … but not crushed. I know that you probably have been about to give up several times … but you haven’t – and that’s REAL strength, to me! Some of your pain will perhaps never go away, but you will learn to live with your scars. The light will reach you again – so hold on, my boy. Your time will come …

You are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you, my son!

With much love
Ulla


Shining Star


Dear Oscar

Looking up at the night sky sometimes it’s cloudy, sometimes it’s clear. Sometimes the moon is full and so bright that you can hardly see any of the stars but other times it’s a tiny crescent moon and the sky seems to be filled with twinkles and if you are in a very dark part of the world you can see the whole Milky Way full of zillions of stars. You are a star in my eyes, Oscar, a bright and shining star in the firmament of mediocrity. Whatever has happened, I am still impressed by your drive to beat incredible odds and stunned by your ability to keep on trying in the face of great adversity.

Remember this, Oscar. You are a star, a bright and shining star, and you always will be.

love
Sally (UK)

Drawing: Human

Dear Oscar,

I hope you are okay. My latest drawing of you is based on the chorus to “Human” by Rag ‘n’ Bone Man. It’s my way of saying that even though you are a Paralympic athlete, who are often described as “super-humans”, you are still human and have certain insecurities, imperfections and vulnerabilities like other people do. Your great sporting achievements don’t negate this, and the authorities need to realize it.
It’s wrong for people to scapegoat you for their society’s problems. They should acknowledge and tackle them, so they can create a better future for the next generation. You are a human being with rights and feelings, and it’s not right to condemn you for one mistake. Being famous does not make someone perfect and it’s unfair to expect famous people to never make mistakes, whether they’re “role models” or not. They’re still human and it’s cruel to use them as easy targets when it comes to society’s troubles, or tear them down.
Putting the blame on you solves nothing. This needs to stop now and true justice must be done.

We are always here for you.

Love Sara. xx