Letter to Ann Coulter

John Franklin Stephens, Special Olympics Virginia Athlete, was deeply offended when Ann Coulter used the R-word in a tweet following the last presidential debate. He took a stand and explained to not only her, but to the world how to exceed expectations and how offensive certain words can be.
He stated in his letter, “Ms. Coulter, you, and society, need to learn that being compared to people like me should be considered a badge of honor. “

“The word retard is offensive and I should not be a symbol for someone who is dumb and shallow,” Stephens said. “If they wanted to use me as a symbol, use me as a symbol for someone who fights adversity.”
Stephen ended the letter and left an impact on the word by stating, “No one overcomes more than we do and still loves life so much.”

Read the full letter here.

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