Sean Adams, a Special Olympics Louisiana athlete from Larose, was recently featured on Maria Shriver’s blog! Sean wrote an article about the myths of intellectual disabilities, stating, “I want the world to see everything the world says about individuals with disabilities is not always the truth.”
Sean is also a published author and has recently written a book titled, “I’m Happy to Be Me,” which you can find here.
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Sean Adams recently qualified to advance to 2014 Special Olympics USA Games this summer in New Jersey. He will compete against athletes from across the country as a member of Team Louisiana. He has been training daily in Aquatics to enhance his skills. Going to USA Games has made him realize that in addition to training, he must find other ways to get stronger and healthier. Although his family has always talked about healthy practices such as nutrition and exercise, Sean took it upon himself to sign-up for the Healthy Athletes program. At State Indoor Games this past March, Sean participated in the Health Promotion and Special Smiles disciplines for the first time. Not only did he receive screenings in these two disciplines, he was also provided with the education and tools necessary to make healthy decisions every day. His mother has expressed that the Healthy Athletes program has allowed him to remain independent and be held accountable his for personal wellbeing. His commitment has made him more conscious and aware of making healthy choices both inside and outside of Special Olympics. He has continued to be proactive about his health and looks forward to participating in Healthy Athletes at upcoming events.
Special Olympics Louisiana athlete, Sean Adams recently published a book titled, “I am Happy to Be Me”. In the book Sean talks about what life is like, growing up with Down Syndrome. He hopes that his book will show the world that people with intellectual disabilities can accomplish anything they set their mind to! Sean is a wealth of knowledge, strong Christian, great public speaker and wonderful member of the Special Olympics Louisiana family!
One of our aquatics athletes, Sean Adams, was recently featured in an article by the Tri-Parish Times. The article describes Sean’s aquatics routine, “The morning sun is just barely awake in south Louisiana’s summer skies when Larose native Sean Adams gets ready to start each day. He gets out of bed, gets himself dressed and usually enjoys some breakfast. “Sean swims from 7-8 a.m. each morning at the Cut Off Youth Center’s pool – a time he cherishes daily because of his love for water.”
The article also talks about Sean’s chance to earn a trip to the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games next June in New Jersey, “He and three other males will compete in Pineville for a chance to make the team. If he does, he will represent Louisiana at the National Special Olympics in New Jersey.”