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Colin's Gift to His Mom: Inspiration!

满足运动员科林·托宾和他的妈妈,凯利。凯利是特奥会的支持者甚至在柯林出生。现在,他们都是特奥大家庭的一部分!

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美妙的礼物

回想第一次接触特奥的時光,凯利托宾 (Kelli Tobin) 笑了,她當時正懷著第一个孩子。那是二月寒冷的一天,她站在海滩上,為參與特奥极地跳水筹款項目而跳入冰冷海水的朋友打氣。「當時冷極了,我想那是一件疯狂的事,但很有意義。」 她的孩子科林在出几个月后生,沒想到會患有唐氏综合症。凯利说,她和丈夫克里斯做了很多调整,得面对現实,知道他们的生活再不一樣。


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毫無保留的欢迎

「那是艰难的时间,但我最好的朋友,參與极地跳水那個說:「我們以科林為名,為特奥会筹集资金吧!」那年,CAT(科林•艾伦•托宾)隊有30人人,筹得$ 30,000,自此,數目不斷上升。 凯利说,多虧大家,包括了特奥会成員的支持,她走过了那艰难的日子。「大家欢迎我们的程度令人感到惊讶。特奥会的人都理解殘疾,真的能支持我們,我們從中也學到很多。


一个意志坚强的,独立的孩子

四年后,凯利说她的生活沒有想像中那麼多的改變。科林現在是個有趣、意志坚强而且独立的孩子,他喜欢游泳,也喜歡跟2岁的妹妹启莉玩。他已参与了特奥会的青苗计划,计划旨在加强久子的运动和认知发展。 凯利说,计划對科林和家人是很棒的经验。「在特奥会看著我的小运动员和其他小运动员,是鼓舞人心的事。他们很努力的去完成別人輕易做到的事。 他和其他孩子的努力,很有啟發性,能夠參與其中真的很美妙。」 她说,特奥項目對科林而言,都是社交及学习的经验。「如果他遇到看來很難的事情,我们仍然會试著鼓勵他继续嘗試,直到他成功,每個妈妈都會這樣教孩子。」 回头看,她看到,自科林出生后的那個艰难的春天,她學到了什麼。「从那时起,我学到了很多。我学會慢下來,有一点点耐心。科林真的讓我們看到如何一步一步的學習和生活。 凯利说,科林每天都會給他们惊喜。他在特奥运动的进展很大,而且真的很喜歡成為特奥會的一份子。「科林把自己塑造成自己想要的樣子,那是他的天賦。」

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