Help us make a difference!

Make Your Year-End Gift by Dec. 31st - your donation will be matched, dollar-for-dollar, and change more lives.

April 25, 2014 | Latin America: Peru

"The" Special

By Doris

When I was 6 years old I could not understand, because his condition was not known, because he was different from me, because everyone was looking at him as an oddity, but as I grew up I understand. He has special qualities that no one else had, too much love to give, a lot of intelligence to develop, but cruel people ... people just kept saying "the special " “the special”. It’s clear that he was special, had the capacity to love them even though they judged him, and he does not understand them or their sins. He smiled at the gestures of contempt and goes ahead regardless of him limitations. He entered kindergarten and graduated with merit. He entered the primary and all was well ... the second level, but ignorance took over and he was rejected, forced to withdraw from a "normal" school, it was obvious that he was not normal, he was "the special", it's been 30 years and he lives with childhood joy, and managed to gain wisdom. I know you have more to give, and that is where you can help me!

About Doris: I'm not really a volunteer, but I'd like to be. I have a brother with Down syndrome, he is 30 years old, and I would like to participate with him in this organization.
Share

Do you have a story to Share?

Tell us your story so we can publish it for others to see.



*

Special Olympics - Become a Fan

Special Olympics Transforms Lives Through the Power of Sports

Make your year-end donation and help us get one more person onto the playing field.

Your gift will be matched dollar-for-dollar through Dec. 31.