How Special Olympics Uses Sport to Transform Lives
One boy, he was able to skate holding my hand, but he would not skate alone. I said, please your legs won’t break, the ice is right here. Please do one step for me. And then he tried a step. He smiled and he did it and he took a second step and a third and shouted, ‘I can skate, I can do it alone.’ From this moment he skated alone. And he was able then to learn to read and write. Until this moment he couldn’t. There was a knot in his brain. It’s not only a sport for him it’s important for his life.