“Shooting Stars”

Tammy Vice - Know The Hope

“Shoot for the moon.  Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.” – Norman Vincent Peale

There is a magnet on our refrigerator that reads “Attitudes are the REAL Disability”.  It’s a reminder to me, whether I’m working with Morgan or others with intellectual and physical disabilities, to always assume ability.

Whenever I say never, and Morgan surprises me with what she CAN do, I’m reminded once again how my attitude matters.  This year, at the 2015 Special Olympics, I saw a great example of how we can limit someone without meaning to.  Morgan has the ability to throw a softball a pretty good distance.  However, when it was her turn to throw, the person catching assumed she couldn’t throw it very far.  They stepped in close and instructed her to throw it.  Although she was capable of throwing the ball well beyond where they were standing, she threw…

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