Inspiring Story of Blind Surfer, Derek Rabelo | #DelightfulStories – Turkish Airlines

Inspiring Story of Blind Surfer, Derek Rabelo | #DelightfulStories – Turkish Airlines


I am sure you find the ocean beautiful. I think it is beyond beautiful.
Because you see it as it is, but I only imagine it. I cannot see it as you do… But I can feel and hear it, better than you… My father who loves surfing,
prayed constantly for me to become a famous surfer. Because of that he even named me
after the first Hawaiian world champion Derek Ho. However, when I was born completely blind due to Glaucoma… …his dream was shattered. Up until then… I was listening to the ocean and… …what my friends were telling me about it. I was wondering if I could do it. At some point I felt the courage in me
to accomplish the dream of my father and myself. You should have seen how happy my father was
when I told him that I wanted to surf. After all, I was his son and
had the blood of a surfer circulating through my veins. And he really believed in me. Many people told me that surfing was too
dangerous for me and I couldn’t do it. All these negative words are like the waves in the ocean.
Trying to tip you over and make you fall. These words made me even more determined to
continue the dream I shared with my father. Every time I fell, I stood up and tried harder. With hard work and passion, I achieved my goal and
was able to stand on the waves, proving them otherwise. Finally I made my father’s dream come true and became a surfer. Once I experienced the feeling of accomplishing my dreams. I wanted to show everyone what else a blind man could do. I was dreaming of new things and
was seeing myself succeed in those dreams. Not being able to see the rest, was not an issue anymore.

Antonio Breitenberg

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69 thoughts on “Inspiring Story of Blind Surfer, Derek Rabelo | #DelightfulStories – Turkish Airlines

  1. Kuzeysi TV says:

    Dünyayin en i uçak

  2. Abdullah Bayezit says:

    Believe your dreams and do it.

  3. ahmed albather says:

    I like turkish

  4. İsmailcan Coşkunırmak says:

    Just do it 😀

  5. Facu Vazquez says:

    what's is name of song minute 1:30 ?

  6. life 0ver says:

    cara foda se vc

  7. Silchu Artaza says:

    super emocionante… Groso derek

  8. Thanitthanata Chueanina says:

    i belive

  9. abdel la cisaille says:

    bjr c moi

  10. Μιχαήλ Χατζ says:

    we can do everything we want to, even if that's impossible

  11. Samantha Guobadia says:

    b vb vio CV by gas sapo pop

  12. Webdriver Torso says:

    make your dreams come true!

  13. Leonardo Silva Miranda Silva Miranda says:

    é msm

  14. Leonardo Silva Miranda Silva Miranda says:

    é msm

  15. Isabele Gomes says:

    Meus Parabéns. Ao seu pai por não ter lhe imposto limites p os seus desafios. Eu não tenho coragem.E vc emum vitorioso.O meu irmão tem um filho de 24 anos q é um cego por não querer enxergar o mundo, ou trabalhando ou estudando . Não quer nada sai para rua e so volta de noite e não escuta os conselhos dos tios e os pais.

  16. Roberto Silva says:

    meu sonho também é esse ser surfista profissional

  17. Maria Ancuta Aioane says:

    Gc

  18. Charlotte Liddell says:

    soooooooooooooooooo jelly

  19. msb bsm says:

    :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( à #57 :'( :'(

  20. Jj Azevedo says:

    que historia linda velho

  21. Gabrielly Victoria says:

    amém

  22. Edoardo Davico says:

    Hi jbjihio

  23. Abduallh Alsaraa says:

    عغ

  24. Angel Lia123456789 says:

    her zaman ruhu

  25. Dayanne Lins says:

    hjnm

  26. Maria Eduarda says:

    Amém

  27. Beatriz Silva says:

    voce ė demais

  28. 릴양갱 says:

    01:40 nice beat

  29. Adriana zanardi says:

    gjjiid

  30. Gabriel gt says:

    music?

  31. Gabriel gt says:

    all music please

  32. ItsDougie 1 says:

    Love this story it's quite heartbreaking he is blind 😭😭

  33. FraRu b says:

    Such type of people can be called simply master o spiritual teacher. Because they can teach the real value of life. Thank you

  34. Rimk Bigfumer says:

    bt

  35. Nuhumgriaeta Gomes says:

    humgria

  36. Sandra Da Silva says:

    i88ihcg
    hy

  37. Александра Квасова says:

    Please help to find the track to this video, really want this music, it is magical!!!!

  38. 藤川みや子き says:

    かた

  39. Ivar Mogren says:

    Subtitles?

  40. Oihan Claverie says:

    bravo

  41. Àmîne Dz says:

    Speak english !

  42. Khurram Hussain says:

    Rl

  43. viktória Varga says:

    sorry

  44. Jolley Bhujel says:

    there's a god to help u. pray for god.Amen.

  45. Ni Azzam says:

    YES TOGETHER LEARN SHARES WHAT'S MEANS OF OUR GOD LORD JESUS CHRIST TO US/PEOPLES ON THIS WORLD, YOU MAY SEE ON MATTHEW 28:19, OUR GOD REQUIRES

  46. Matt Pearce says:

    a real inspiration to blind people and incredible representation of determination.

    I respect you

  47. MyOpinion says:

    Dabbieandfrieds

  48. Houssine Abel says:

    I WANT THIS MUSIC

  49. Jessika OIiveira says:

    Surfa muito, assisti ao vivo privilégio. Parabéns Derek Rabelo pela sua garra.

  50. Thiago Miotelo says:

    não esqueça

  51. aditya sebastian says:

    I'll respect all the people that is not perfect

  52. Gabriel Lima Oliveira says:

    TOP

  53. Gus Cambados says:

    UN EJEMPLO DE VIDA A TODOS AQUELLOOS QUE SE SIENTEN DERROTADOS ………….SOLO DIOS QUE TE LA DIO ……..PUEDE SACARTELA …………..ANIMATE ………Y LA FUERZA DE EL VENDRÁ EN TU AYUDA

  54. João Ricardo Rodrigues says:

    Can anyone say who the music is from????

  55. Gabriel Falcao says:

    Show de bola a historia do cara,parabéns você é um guerreiro

  56. Насморкам .НЕТ says:

    Народ кто узнает что за музыка скиньте сюда плиз
    What is the music in this beatyful movie? Anybody knows?
    Queridos, si alguen conosera que es musica en este movie, escribalo aqui por favor)

  57. Gus Alcon says:

    I just watched it on TV. surfing in Bondi yeah u don't get better than that

  58. Vaidheswaran Hariharan says:

    Can anyone tell me the name of the album in the Background Score ??

  59. islam çiçeği says:

    güzel ve anlamlı bir reklamm

  60. João Érmenson Gomes Filho Gomes says:

    Parabéns Derek! Você nao se deixou abater por uma limitação. todos nós temos nossas limitações. Você é um vencedor.Ainda quero vê-lo nas paralimpíadas. Este seu vídeo só mostra o quanto não devemos deixar lutar pelos nossos sonhos e que temos que sonhar sempre!

  61. Gölge Nur Kararlı says:

    mükemmel!

  62. Lmpk 23 says:

    Unbelievable!! What an inspirational guy.Just saw him in an add here in Australia and had to find out more Derek. Every school child in Australia should be shown film of this fantastic young man to show them what the possibilities are when you are prepared to give it a go. Peter Hampton, Penrith Australia

  63. Hopey Lou says:

    watching this as just about to go into surgery for detached retina ( pealing off off seeing cells in the eye resulting in blindness if left. I had the same surgery in the right eye last year and now have a cataract following the surgery so after this surgery I will only be able ot vague cloudy outlines of things etc – terrified – so much to sort out – will have ot do as I go along – thi sis inspiration though

  64. Advenched Your World says:

    I like too+

  65. Xel3mental Gaming says:

    Why would anyone dislike an amazing story like this?

  66. Rico G says:

    And the Turks will have the biggest airport in the world since Turkey is the closest country to the center of world.

  67. zaid suliman says:

    مافهمت شي

  68. zaid suliman says:

    🧐

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