Special Olympics always been a special part of my life and it was a blessing.
At the age of 12 I was introduce to Special Olympics while my stepdad was station in Fort Sam Houston, Texas. I loved it, I got to play my favorite sport which was basketball. After my stepdad got out of the Army, the two schools (junior high and my first high school) I went to did not have Special Olympics team so I didn't get to play any sports because of my epilepsy which I missed, I was really sad. But fate had other ideas, when we moved back to my hometown of Waco, Texas for my junior and senior years of high school, Connally High School had a Special Olympic team already in place and I was more than welcome to join...which I did.
Played basketball and did Athletics than I later became a coach my senior year for Athletic from 1997 to 2001 (I gradated High School in 1998).
Sadly because of my mother got sick, I quit coaching in 2001..but I will never forget it, it made me who I am today.