BIBLE HILL – Harold Williston has proven to himself and others that a disability doesn’t have to define who you are.
The 45-year-old Bible Hill resident was born without his right hand but it never slowed him down from being an athlete and being a role model for other children. For example, at four years of age Williston started playing hockey, which ultimately led to a lifetime of special accomplishments.
“My older brother always played hockey so at four years of age I always got stuck in the net and I just followed his path,” said Williston.
That path included representing Canada on the Paralympic hockey team for three years and his current passion of coaching hockey to youngsters.
Before those occurred, Williston underwent some physical challenges.
“Growing up I had a hook” as a hand replacement, before having it substituted with a prostetic myo-electroic hand, which he received at the age of 18.
“It was made at UNB (University of New Brunswick). It’s tougher as a kid to have a disability and people were always curious,” he said.
For more on this story, see Monday's Truro Daily News.