Special Olympics – Ethan Carries The Torch

Ethan recently participated in our county’s Special Olympics Track & Field Events. We had not participated in several years because it was always a difficult day for Ethan (and his brothers, oh, and us) with lots of waiting and lots of transitions. But when he came home from school asking to train and compete, who was I to say ‘no’? Shortly before the event, he was asked to carry the torch around the track for the opening ceremonies. We were honored and excited!

Greeting friends.
Pictures for the iPod.
Aunt Meg.
Ready for opening ceremonies.
Two handsome guys.
The wait.

The hand off.
So serious.
Three amigos.
Softball throw.

Soccer clinic.

Run, E, run.

More awards.

Thanks, Sandy, for this awesome photo of my boy. Not an easy shot to get.

“Let me win, but if I cannot win,
let me be brave in the attempt.” 
~ Special Olympics Motto

Special thanks to The Midland School for their dedication in training their athletes and making the day so meaningful for them. Thank you for the opportunity to see Ethan have this experience.

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