Regina Special Olympics - bandiera per tutti i disabili
pennsylvania york 14 agosto 1953
god is my strength and special olympics is my joy
Don' t guess what is going to happen next
only think about what you're doing now !
i figured if it could change a person's mind about another person or especially a child's mind about another child then it was the right thing to do
she said ...
Loretta Claiborne is a young woman who achieved great athletic success, despite being born with mental and physical handicaps. This bio-pic – held back by the limitations of most made-for-television movies – is just modestly successful in telling what should be a more inspiring story than we find on screen.
at the White House gala in December 2001
"How did you do that introduction so well Miss Claiborne?
I saw you used no notes!"
The Loretta Claiborne Story
The story of Loretta Claiborne asks us to see human beings as special people. Loretta is an inspiration to each of us. Only in living in the pain and joy of Loretta's passion for life, will we see and touch the deepest parts of others and ourselves in new and creative ways.
York - Pennsylvania 1953
Claiborne was born mentally retarded and blind, and did not walk until she was four years old. Nevertheless, she has become one of the greatest athletes in Special Olympics history. An accomplished marathon runner, Claiborne is also proficient in karate, skiing, ice skating, bowling, basketball, softball and roller skating, to name a few. Claiborne's athletic prowess and public speaking ability (she speaks English, Spanish,
Russian and American Sign Language) earned her a position on the board of directors of the Pennsylvania Special Olympics in 1982. Although she quit her first term as board member, Claiborne jumped at the opportunity to return to the board as an agent of change seven years ago. Soon after, Claiborne joined the SOI board of directors in a similar capacity. Now both boards of directors benefit from the experience and knowledge of a Special Olympic athlete. Claiborne was instrumental in having a half-marathon added to the 1991 Special Olympics, and a full marathon to the 1995 World Games.
nata negli Stati Uniti da una
famiglia povera di sette figli cresciuti dalla sola madre; ipovedente e con un
modesto ritardo mentale, non fu in grado di parlare e di camminare fino ai
quattro anni. Riuscì infine ad uscire parzialmente da questa penosa condizione -
i medici corressero la sua vista, anche se le rimase un notevole strabismo - e
pian piano cominciò anche a correre, spinta dal fratello. Da quel momento non si
è più fermata, diventando un'atleta, una maratoneta capace di concludere 25
maratone riuscendo anche a piazzarsi due volte tra le prima cento donne nella
maratona di Boston.
Loretta Claiborne a "Super Champion" at Harley-Davidson Meeting
.....The theme of
the conference was "Full Throttle." ......
to achieve their goals.
No matter what I do
if it is running a race doing my sports in Special Olympics
knitting a project or helping others
I always go
'full throttle' !
Games' figure skater: 'I didn't think
I had a voice'
There’s a Will: Having already dominated the world of running (she’s even
finished in the top 100 women at the Boston Marathon twice), a pumped-up
Claiborne has decided to lace up the skates and compete at the Nagano Games.
Although the fourth-degree black belt in karate dedicates part of every day to
training, Claiborne also manages to volunteer her time to teach knitting to
members of her local community and inspire anyone who knows her name.
Some people got mad at me but I said that’s the problem in our society. We look at the big picture and not the small picture. I’d rather have somebody who’s committed than somebody who’s very very good at something but not committed
Loretta Claiborne mourns friend Eunice Shriver
I didn't think I deserved to be in a painting with Mrs. Shriver said Claiborne, the York native who has competed in six Special Olympics World Games, winning medals in running, bowling and figure skating.
jeeff frantz - ydr.inyork.com - 2009
Proud to have Claiborne as our ambassador
I don't really look toward the future
because you don't know what tomorrow will bring
You have to live your life for today
Claiborne visited York County School of Technology and delivers anti-bullying
message to York County tech students -
she asked to name the worst weapon on their
They guessed. Fists
? Legs ?
ydr.com - 2012
http://youtu.be/0XXqr_ZSsMg - let's talk ... 2012
Loretta travels the country speaking at schools and
organizations on topics that include bullying, overcoming obstacles, and Special
Olympics. When she is not touring and speaking at events,
Loretta enjoys learning new languages. She has self-taught herself three
languages including, American Sign Language, Russian and Spanish. She also still
has passion for sports, competing at local and state events for Special Olympics
Pennsylvania and running several miles daily.
Internazionale di Special Olympics, Tim Shriver e
Loretta Claiborne atleta americana, icona ed
ambasciatrice del movimento - a Roma
in ottobre 2016 ... saranno anche impegnati in una partita di Calcio a 5
Unificato, che vede giocare nella stessa squadra persone con e senza disabilità
intellettiva, insieme ad una delegazione di Atleti Special Olympics Italia e
diversi testimonial, sportivi e non, sostenitori del movimento ...
una delle prime A SUPERARE QUALSIASI BARRIERA
cui oggi FANNO seguito atlete/i di tutto il mondo
How many miles does she log?
Oh .. I don’t know .. I just run
14 AGOSTO - AUGURI !
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