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September 19, 2012 | SOI General: Headquarters

From Canada to Afghanistan – Lives are changed

By John Langford

Afghan footballers with John Langford in Afghanistan

John Langford, a mentor and trainer to the Afghanistan National Police Force from Canada and a member of the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR), recounts a beautiful story of the power of Law Enforcement Torch Run and the unprecedented commitment to Special Olympics that law enforcement officers demonstrate not only in their own communities but around the world. John recounts his fundraising efforts and his reaction to seeing the first Special Olympics Afghanistan summer games in years: "I was witnessing what those of us who have been involved with the LETR have come to know and cherish – athletes who otherwise would never have had a chance, competing and cheering for each other just for the love of sport. There was no war. No Taliban. It was amazing."

 

 

About John Langford: Mr. Langford is a mentor and trainer to the Afghanistan National Police Force from Canada and a member of the Law Enforcement Torch Run
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