Proving Them Wrong
When Nandi Isaac was born, doctors told her parents their child would probably never talk, walk or even be toilet-trained. But Nandi has courage and perseverance – and has come very far indeed, in more ways than one.
Nanditha "Nandi" Isaac is legally blind and has Down syndrome. She was born in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. She and her family eventually moved to the U.S., and now live in Georgia, where Nandi attended and graduated from the Georgia Academy for the Blind.
Nandi has been part of Special Olympics for nearly 20 years – starting out in swimming when she was nine years old. As her mom, Nalini Isaac, says, "It really helped her then -- and has made such a difference ever since." Nandi developed skills and confidence as she was able to accomplish more and more, sport by sport – including track and field, roller skating, sailing, equestrian, ice skating, hockey and even basketball. "She can shoot a mean basketball," reports her mom. "I don’t know how she does it."