It has been 4 years since I started this blog, and back then, it was the London 2012 Paralympics. I can still remember my very first post about the event. I had no idea the kind of support I would receive considering it was only my first post. As I am writing this post, I am watching the Rio 2016 Paralympics live. All the amazing feelings I had felt during the London 2012 Paralympics came rushing back to me. You see, I am a huge supporter of Autism, because my beautiful boy is autistic, and he can do many amazing things. He is a brilliant swimmer. In school, he was amongst a very few who was selected for a swimming competition. He is still young for the competition, but because he is that brilliant, he was selected. You can imagine what a proud momma I am. He is also creative. He loves designing all sorts of designs using the computer and ipad. The designs are all from scratch. I have even decided to make him a published author by publishing all of his designs, and all the royalties will go to him. The publishing company will not keep a single penny. I do have plans for him to join Team GB Paralympics swim team when he is older, but the decision is really down to him.
(Photo credit – Autism Awareness)
I always feel emotional watching the Paralympics, because I feel proud of those athletes. No matter what kind of special needs/disability they have, they still seem to live life to the fullest. To me, they are true heroes. They prove that anyone can do anything. Nothing is impossible. I know there are many people who supports the Paralympics. Unfortunately, my boy has experienced discrimination in the past. But I have been there to stand up for him. I immediately become an aggressive mother when that happens. Can you blame me? I hope people out there will support those with special needs/disability not just during the Paralympics season, but also after that. We have to remember that these amazing human beings are just like everyone else.
I wish those participating in the Paralympics the very best of luck, and don’t forget to have fun.