It is one of the untold tales from the glorious summer of British Sport, the flip side to the torrent of triumph, the story that got sidelined with so much success.
The child's question "How can I become a Paralympian?" to gold medallist Josie Pearson shows the impact the London Paralympics have had in the cutest possible way.
Aled Davies is an example of the Paralympians moving into the mainstream competing alongside able-bodied athletes and against them.
Two life changing events, a car crash and the death of a close friend, have been pieces in a jigsaw which has seen Chris Coleman become the Wales football manager.