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SouthBendTribune.com: Olympics for special athletes
Karen Sostack , 46 , exemplifies Special Olympics participation.She lives independently , drives a car , has been a teacher's aide for 25 years and an assistant counselor at Camp Millhouse , and works at a local business.She
was diagnosed as a slow learner.She
is not embarrassed to talk about it.She serves on the local Special Olympics board of directors and is also on the Area 2 Council for Special Olympics with two other athletes
has participated in basketball and boccie activities.
Another participant is Lamonte Williams , 29.He
lives with his
parents , drives an auto and works as a prep cook at a local restaurant.
Lamonte says he
has a speech disability.This has not kept him from excelling in basketball and weight lifting.He graduated from Clay High School
Lamonte proudly cites the Olympian oath.Let me win.But , if I cannot win , let me be brave in the attempt..
smiles and adds , There is nothing wrong with my learning skills..