Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Team Magnus

Team Magnus

Magnus Palm was a young boy who loved his bicycle. Magnus died of kidney cancer when he was only five years old. That was in 1979. Many years later his siblings Daniel, Helena, Samuel, Mikael, Anna and Sofia Palm decided to honour his memory by starting Team Magnus. The team has many members today, and the charity supports the Swedish Cancer Society. I spotted this tired looking member at the Tyresta National park the other day. I guess I don't have to say that I rode my bike to the park.

12 comments:

Jack said...

I admire people who deal with tragedy by doing something positive.

Bob Crowe said...

Everyone in your photos looks so fit. I'm sure all that bike riding helps. The average Swedish diet must contain many fewer Big Macs than in the US.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Tired but undaunted.

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

What a story !

Ineke said...

i think i heard of this before Steffe or did you show us something earlier on?

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

This is an inspirational story.

Sharon said...

What a wonderful way to honor a sibling!

brattcat said...

this scene and the reason for it could come out of so many of our communities. an excellent post, steffe.

Johnny Sánchez said...

Una historia conmovedora ¡¡
Saludos

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Steffe said...

Don't think I have Ineke. But I have of course met a few cyclists over the years.

Indeed Jack. We do have a obesity problem here Bob. So we might be catching up with you one day!

VP said...

A great way to remember the young Magnis!