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.

October 04, 2013 | North America: Arizona

Determination and Bravery

By Carla Simon

Special Olympics has taught me to not give up and to be brave in the attempt. My story starts with a speed skating race. In our 2013 State Winter games I competed in a 111 meter race, and I was rounding a corner halfway through the race and I fell on my chin. Not realizing I was injured I got back up and finished the race speeding ahead and passing another athlete. I ended up taking the 2nd place silver medal and after getting my medal I found out I needed stitches in my chin. Never give up, even if you think you can't make it, just try and be positive.

About Carla Simon : Been competing in Special Olympics: 6 Years Medals won: Over 50 Member of Team Arizona for the 2014 USA Games in New Jersey for track and field. Special Olympics Arizona global messenger. Favorite Sport: Track and field
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

Your Year-End Donation Helps Transform Lives Through Sports!

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

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