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July 26, 2015 8:18 AM   Subscribe

Jamaal Charles, star running back for the NFL's Kansas City Chiefs, offers an inspiring speech at the opening ceremony of the Special Olympics. He discusses the influence competing in the Special Olympics had on his own life as he struggled with a learning disability as a boy.
posted by Drinky Die (4 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
E:60, Jamaal Charles
posted by Drinky Die at 8:46 AM on July 26, 2015 [6 favorites]

Thanks for posting. I have had my doubts about the net benefits of the Special Olympics...such doubts are largely wiped out by Jamaal's courageous speech.
posted by not_that_epiphanius at 11:28 AM on July 26, 2015 [1 favorite]

Until today I'd been under the impression that 'Special Olympics' had been superseded by 'Paralympics.' Thank you for teaching me something new.
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering at 3:25 PM on July 26, 2015

Even before seeing this I was a fan of Charles. He's always seemed like a good guy, and is a hell of a football player. I have this huge portion of my heart reserved for people who are told they can't do something and they just do it anyway.

And that oath. That's just the best thing.
posted by billyfleetwood at 4:48 PM on July 27, 2015 [2 favorites]

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