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Special Olympics has changed my life as an athlete

My name is Jeni. Since i Joined Special Olympics in 1999, I have changed as a person and as an athlete. At first I was rowdy and didn't know how to act and got really mad when I didn't win a medal. Now I compete in all sorts of sports inside and outside of Special Olympics. Take Sled Hockey. I joined sled hockey 4 years ago and ever since i have been a part of practices, I have noticed that I am determined in learning how to play all aspects of the game. Before Special Olympics I was always bullied in school so I was quiet, shy, and sometimes could be attention-seeking because of it. Now I am outgoing and always willing to try new sports. I am now trying to spread the word that, yes, we may be different but we can still do anything others can do but just in a different way. It may take us longer but we still complete the task at hand. That we dont need help unless we ask for it and that we don't need to be treated like we are babies. I am living my life to the fullest now thanks to Spe


See the videoMe at a sled hockey practice