Doubly Blessed in Iowa

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Austin & Andy in the state swimming tournament with their gold medals in Ames, Iowa.

Having two older brothers who have autism, makes the use of the r word very cringe-worthy to me. Being blessed with not one, but two people who have a disability makes life very rewarding. Both of my brothers participate in Special Olympics and nothing brings a bigger smile to their faces. Seeing them smile when the gold medal is put around their neck when they win an event is something that will always bring butterflies in my stomach and tears to my eyes.

About Me:

I'm 19 years old. I live in Waverly, Iowa. I am from Gilbertville, Iowa, where I grew up with two older brothers who have autism. I love them more than words could say.