While Michelle Obama takes her dog and pony show to the London Olympics to inspire kids to “move”, I still choose to be inspired by Matt. He reminds me of my own special kid who qualified for the NC Special Olympics in the early 80’s with a qualifying time of 10 minutes in the 100 yard dash. The Kennedys inspired a whole nation when they gave special kids an “Olympics” of their own. The Obama’s inspire nothing. Here’s to Mattie and all the Matties out there. Their parents, friends and family, educators and volunteers who bring us out of the mindset that competition is only for the elite and the sponsors who pay them.
“Let me win, but if I can not win, let me be brave in the attempt.” ~Special Olympics Oath