Editor’s Note: The Following is an abridged version of a story written as part of a collaboration with The Globe and Mail. The story originally appeared on March 11, 2016.
Growing up, life wasn’t so easy. I was always really shy, and kids picked on me a lot.
As I got older, some people I knew on my street were making fun of me because I didn’t know how to play sports. One day, they had a home-run competition, and they asked me to play. I could barely hit the ball. And they laughed at me. Those kids were mean.
Some of my teachers told my family about the Special Olympics. I started out playing floor hockey. Finally, I had a way to meet lots of people and learn some new skills.
Thanks to Kevin for sharing his story.