By Emme Punches,
Special Olympics Massachusetts Events Coordinator
The athletes who run the Boston Marathon pull their inspiration from many different aspects of their lives. For Kalyn Tebbetts, inspiration comes from the core of Special Olympics-our athletes. In her work at Latham Center, Kalyn has watched her students participate in Special Olympics and has witnessed the positive impact it has had on their lives.
“I have seen my students grow from their participation in Special Olympics. They have become more self-assure and their self-esteem increases when they participate. They take pride in representing our school and promoting the idea that despite their disabilities that they can be athletes. One of our students won a sportsmanship award two years ago and that was such an incredible opportunity for him. It really has made a difference in their lives.”
Watching her students thrive with Special Olympics is why she decided to run the Boston Marathon for Special Olympics Massachusetts. If Kalyn were to ever run the Boston Marathon, it had to be now and it had to be for Special Olympics Massachusetts. She believes that running for a charity makes the running more meaningful. She is no longer running for herself, but the 12,000 athletes across Massachusetts and her students.
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