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Justin Bolton: The Sport, The Struggle, The Smile

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Justin Bolton and Unified partner Antonio LaForte

Just three years ago, in the Fall of 2014, Justin Bolton was a 12 year-old with a passion for competition. His outlet was football. Justin was thriving as one of the ‘boys of fall,’ enjoying every moment getting to strap on a helmet and play with his teammates. During games, he was a stand-out, running for touchdowns and making plays all over the field; but suddenly, Justin started experiencing tremendous headaches. His headaches lead him to a hospital where he learned that he had a large brain tumor. From this point on his life would never be the same. At 16 years old and only 62 lbs Justin Bolton has found a new passion, Unified Tennis....click the link to learn more about Justin's story and the wonders of Unified Sports.

About Me:

Kira Northrop has been involved with Special Olympics for 8 years now. When she started she was a Unified Partner, and that is where she found her passion. Now Kira is the Director of Communication at Special Olympics Maryland, and is working towards making a world where opportunity is not limited by disability.