BENEFITING: Special Olympics Massachusetts
ORGANIZER: Special Olympics Massachusetts
EVENT: 2017 Boston Marathon
EVENT DATE: Apr 17, 2017
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Special Olympics Massachusetts (SOMA) has been an integral part of my life for many years. I first was inspired to become involved because of my close relationship to a family member with Autism. After watching his amazing sports experiences, I decided I wanted to join an organization that would allow me to work with individuals with disabilities. At the time, I was 15 years old. Immediately, I fell absolutely in love with the athletes and SOMA.
Upon applying to college, I knew that I wanted to go into Special Education, after being inspired by all of the wonderful athletes I met in the 3 seasons/years that I was coaching them. I am now a Junior at Vanderbilt University in the Special Education program. I am so excited to devote my life to the individuals that have changed mine.
During the summers of 2015 and 2016, I worked as an intern for SOMA. Again, everyone I met through these summers, staff, students, athletes, and teachers included, have only reinforced my decision to go into Special Education.
Now, I am lucky enough to say that I am running the 2017 Boston Marathon for Special Olympics Massachusetts. As running is a passion of mine, I am thrilled to be able to run for SOMA and all of the incredible athletes that have enriched my life in so many ways.