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"My Life in Special Olympics"

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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.

About Me:

Born in Waco, Texas in 1979, after a car crash at the age of six month I been struggling with epilepsy every since in one way or another. My biggest fan, my mother Sandra Price-Burkhart died in 2011. Now I'm living in Waco with my baby sister Danielle and work as an cashier for the past 10 years at Brookshire's in Robinson, Texas. I love to read, write stories and poems, hanging out with my family and friends when I had time, also I love studying History. I'm a former Athlete and Coach for Connally High School in Waco, Texas.