My son, Robert, competed with Special Olympics Texas in Texas City for 8 years.
He was in middle school when he started competing. Every year, he waited anxiously for Special Olympics Texas time. Throughout the years, he went from a child to a leader. He served on the ALPS committee and is now a student in the Paths program at Texas A&M. We have made lifelong friends. When you are a Special Olympics Texas parent, you form a bond with the athletes and other parents. The spirit and love is contagious. Through the years we have cheered together. It's refreshing to go to a sporting event and see parents and competitors cheering for each other.
Special Olympics Texas reminds me of what is right in this world.
Tracey Harmon, mom to Special Olympics Texas athlete and hero, Robert Harmon.