I Encourage Everyone to Support the Special Olympics

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 64 People

    I Am a Special Olympics Athlete!

    I am a 40something learning disabled woman, who is in a program for people with learning and developmental disabilities, anyway, the program I am in is a part of SPECIAL OLYMPICS, NEW JERSEY. I have been involved for 12 years, I am the only female or client to be exact to do 4...
    jerseygirl4life jerseygirl4life
    46-50, F
    1 Response Jul 16, 2009

    The Special Olympics Changed My Life

    My best friends mom mentioned something about helping out because I was bored and wanted something to do. I went to practice not quite sure on what was going on. In sweat pants and sneakers, I was laughed at for not having the proper attire. At first I was a little...
    Khilaren Khilaren
    18-21, F
    Oct 26, 2009


    One thing that my former boyfriend got me involved in was donating time to the Special Olympics.  He would take vacation so that he could help the athletes in the games. I loved watching him with the kis so after the first year I started helping out as well. It makes my...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm
    46-50, F
    1 Response Nov 15, 2009

    I'm involved with my local Special Olympics Ice

    Skating team since 2001. In 2003 when I was a Senior in High School, I was invited for the first time to the State Championship. Since that year, I've been too busy to go back to Johnstown due to personal commitments (college, work, or a community theater production I was...
    PhillyAutismGuy PhillyAutismGuy
    31-35, M
    Jan 13, 2016

    I Really Do.

    these kids have such great personalities.the make you happy even when your sad.the are the kindness kids you will ever see.
    ghostofmyself ghostofmyself
    Mar 19, 2009

    So Special to the People Involved..

    I have an 18yr old mentally handicapped sister.. She's the most beautiful and wonderful person.. Every time she is involved in any type of group activity it lights her up.. Recently she was involved in a track invent for the handicapped and she came in first place in her event...
    CaliGirl3 CaliGirl3
    36-40, F
    6 Responses Feb 3, 2009

    I Agree!

    i used to work with individuals with various disabilities as a habilitator...i helped them with any of their life goals, and i truly believe that the special olympics is a great outlet and way for people with disabilities to feel amazing about themselves and make new friends too...
    quietrocket quietrocket
    22-25, F
    Feb 20, 2009
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