BY SUNDAY INTO MONDAY WITH OUR NEXT CHANCE OF RAIN. THANKS SO MUCH. A FIGURE SKATER WILL REPRESENT THE UNITED STATES AT THE SPECIAL OLYMPICS NEXT MONTH. THIS IS A GOAL HE SET NEARLY 20 YEARS AGO AND TODAY, HE SAT DOWN WITH ANDREA LUCIA TO SHARE HIS EXCITEMENT. IAN WAS WATCHING THE 1998 1998 WINTER OLYMPICS COMPETITION WHEN HIS PARENTS SAID HE MADE A PREDICTION. I’M GOING TO DO THAT SOME DAY. NOT EVERYONE, HE SAYS, BELIEVED HE COULD DO THIS. I HAVE WHAT’S CALLED DOWN SYNDROME. THERE ARE SOME PEOPLE WHO WOULD SAY THINGS TO PEOPLE LIKE ME. THOSE DOUBTS HAVE LONG SINCE MELTED AWAY. WHEN HE’S ON THE ICE, HE FEELS GRACEFUL. GRACEFUL. POWERFUL. IT’S AMAZING. WHEN I KNOW HE’S GETTING READY TO JUMP, AND THEN YOU HOLD YOUR BREATH FOR A SPLIT SECOND, DOES HE LAND AND HOLD. WHEN HE DOESN’T — YOU PICK YOURSELF UP AND YOU KEEP GOING. LAST YEAR HE TOOK A LEAP AND APPLIED FOR A SPOT ON THE U.S. SPECIAL OLYMPICS FIGURE SKATING TEAM. I DID IT. IT WAS A DREAM COME TRUE. IT WAS OVERWELMING. YOU HEAR ABOUT DREAMS COME TRUE, AND FOR IT TO BE YOUR CHILD, IT’S REMARKABLE. DON’T SET LIMITS ON IAN. IAN WILL COMPETE IN AUSTRIA. I CAN’T BELIEVE I AM GOING. AND HE CAN’T WAIT.

Plano Figure Skater To Represent USA At Special Olympics World Games
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  • March 18, 2017 at 8:34 pm
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    i skated against this man in 2014 in Dallas. His a very nice man and his mom and dad were very nice to me. for the record i won but everyone had lots of fun.

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