“I was a medic stationed at Fort Hood. We were covering a Special Olympics event being held there. I remember Jim, a special needs Olympian. He was so scared that he wouldn’t do well. I sat with him, gave him encouraging words, and listened while he prayed. At the end of his race, he fell just as he passed the tape. I ran over to him to make sure he was okay. He was crying, and I thought he was hurt. He wasn’t! He was crying because he thought he lost. He didn’t. He won!
When I informed him of that, he gave me the biggest hug! He also insisted that I stand with him at the “Winner’s Podium.” I obliged by standing behind him so as not to take away from his moment. I will never forget his tears of joy!”