We hope you are having a great Friday! Here is a video that we created earlier this year that talks about the NEW R-Word… RESPECT! Please share this video with your family and friends!
We recently came across an article in the Huffington Post, titled: Finding The Words To Talk About Disability
Some of the quotes that stood out the most were, “…just because I have a daughter with a disability doesn’t mean that I know how to talk about disabilities with my children.” and “Our particularities were different, but I came to understand that we all have limitations and places of vulnerability and need, and we all have possibilities for joy and relationships and self-giving.” Read the entire article
It is so true that people who have never been exposed to someone with special needs have so many questions in the beginning. But before they know it, they realized how many new things they learn not only about human beings but about differences rather than limitations.
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“Whatever the speed of our feet or the power of our arms, each of us is capable of the highest virtues.” – Eunice Kennedy Shriver
The Experience of Being a Special Olympics Athlete: by Tiffany Hebert
I lie here thinking about my experience of being a Special Olympics athlete. My experience has been great. My memory is filled with emotions and pictures of me finishing events, maybe not always in first place but still very excited and happy that I finished my event. My next major event was my trip to Washington, DC. I was so excited and helped Special Olympics continue its blessed outreach to our wonderful athletes as we inspire athletes not to give up and to keep going. We can do anything that we put our minds too. Our oath says: “Let me win and if I can not win let me be brave in the attempt.” This oath is what our athletes live by in everyday life. Every bad day this rings out in our mind that we can be brave and still have the courage to get though and finish no matter what. Who inspires you to greatness in everyday life?
Have YOU made the pledge?
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