The “Dignity Revolution” is alive in the Special Olympics Flame of Hope and as of this afternoon, it flickers on US soil.
|Athens, Greece June 2011|
My family witnessed the Flame of Hope light the Special Olympics cauldron in Athens, Greece at the last Special Olympics World Games in 2011. Though we are ecstatic to be once again present when the flame arrives in Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum this July, I have the honor of transporting it there!!! On the afternoon of June 3rd, I will run through my hometown of Flushing, New York with my lantern held high. Granted, it is just a brief leg in the inaugural Special Olympics Relay Across America presented by Bank of America, the symbolism of upholding all that the Special Olympics movement has done and will do for the differently abled is profound for me and my thousand or so teammates. Go Team LA or bust!
|Athens, Greece May, 2015|