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July 07, 2014 | North America: North Carolina

Strokes and Stitches- Special Olympics Athlete is a Multi-tasker

By Madeline Weathers

Bleachers packed as can be with excited, enthusiastic athletes ready to fight for the gold is a sight one can expect to see inside the Triangle Aquatics Center at the annual Special Olympics NC Summer Games. But at this year’s competition, while the cheers grew louder and louder, one Special Olympics athlete worked quietly and diligently on her cross-stitch. Thirty-two year-old Meredith Lamy from Forsyth County is a swimmer who is quite the multi-tasker, Meredith spent her time between events working on needle point, and socializing with everyone around her. Her ability to engage in such a precise and intricate hobby, and converse with other athletes while still paying attention to the competition was very impressive.

About Madeline Weathers: I am the Special Olympics North Carolina communications intern.

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