Gilad’s mother, Orit, spoke on the day of the farewell ceremony about how Gilad’s involvement with Special Olympics and his training in his chosen sport of swimming has given him such confidence and self-discipline. “He brought these qualities with him to the Army where he flourished as a person, soldier and athlete. I know civilian life for him will be just as exciting after his wonderful experience in the Army. Gilad has made us so proud as a family and I thank everyone involved who made the last four and a half years possible for him,” concluded Orit Rosedial, Gilad’s mother.
Congratulations Gilad, everyone in Special Olympics is very proud of you too.