With these special children, I learn as much from them as I hope they do from me. I remember the day that one of my Special Olympics athletes fainted on the field. We were conducting try-outs for the football team.
Over the years, I have witnessed only too often—and experienced first-hand—how many individuals view people with intellectual disabilities. They believe the differently-abled should have no friends. They are wrong.
We are never too old to learn new tricks, whether it’s a sport, a skill, or even to adopt a new mindset. I have, over the past year, trained hard in a sport I have never been exposed to – powerlifting.