September 04, 2014 | Updated: January 29, 2019

By Steve Helm

Marcus Gary, a Speical Olympics Texas athlete in the Greater Houston Area (Area 4) is featured in the "Memorial's Memorable" section of the September 2014 issue of Absolutely! Memorial Magazine. Gary, who is fresh off capturing a silver medal in the Triathlon at Special Olympics USA Games in New Jersey back in May, shares his story of what it's been like to be a Special Olympics athlete for more than 10 years.

"Special Olympics has taught me independence, team work and patience. It has brought happiness and togetherness into my family. It has given me a chance to be active and participate in sports. Instead of being on the sideline watching others, others come to watch me! ..."

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE (Note: Advance to Page 36 to read Marcus' full story).

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