Sunday, March 22, 2009

Special Olympian Tyler Paul Cormier

I just can't get over the pain I feel from Obama's mean remark about Special Olympics. But you can imagine how Tyler's father feels when you read this memorial website.
"Tyler moved on to RHAM High School and his competitive spirit grew. The Special Olympian gold medals mounted, giving Tyler a bit of a reputation as an athlete. More importantly, friendships were building and strengthening and Tyler was developing a unique leadership quality. Indeed, Tyler’s acceptance in the RHAM high school community grew daily whether it was eating lunch in the cafeteria, hanging out with his friends after school, or going out on the weekends. Tyler helped break down the barriers often encountered by people with special needs since he was always treated “like one of the guys”. This is something that made RHAM high school and the entire local community special. "
Maybe Obama should read it. And be educated.

1 comment:

Elizabeth Kathryn Gerold-Miller said...

Obama is receiving alot of flack on this - it was even in a political cartoon in our liberal local newspaper this Sunday! He was going to Lenno with a huge weight on his leg entitled Special Olympics and he was saying he couldn't get it off!