Triumph, Trials, and Compassion at GA State Special Olympics 2019

Written by Shannon Schussler

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Walton County Athletes had many victories at the Georgia State Summer Special Olympics on Saturday, May 18, 2019, held at Emory University.
Left – Right Emory Towler, Quadarious Lackey, Jamal Hendricks, and Christopher Ellison Photo by John Arquette
In one instance, one of the athletes was ahead for the majority of the 400 m race. Down the home stretch, he seemed assured of the win. Unfortunately, he fell. He had such difficulty getting up, that it caused him to fall two more times. Walton Athlete Emory Towler stopped to help and encourage his competitor. The athlete was able to get up and finish the race winning the bronze medal. Stories like these happen so often at Special Olympics.  We are proud of all our athletes who demonstrate the true spirit of Special Olympics.
For a photographic tour of some of these triumphs, click or tap on this link.

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