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My daughter, Aya,started her bowling career with 0 points, but kept practicing. Her high score now is 256.View Story ▼My daughter, Aya, joined in Special Olympics in 2005. She started her bowling career with 0 point, but kept practicing with support and encouragement from coaches, co-athletes and volunteers and love from us. After twelve years of efforts, her high score now is 256.
This progress began to give her confidence in herself, which she had almost lost from being laughed at by her classmates and from having hard time understanding school lessons. Once she regained confidence, she started challenging new sports. She was courageous enough to challenge snowshoeing. Last winter she participated in National Games, where she snowshoed on the snow for the first time in her life. She fell down several times, shed tears, and stopped a few times, but she never gave up. She finished and won the gold medal, which qualified her to World Games 2017.
Now she is a little nervous, but I believe, her challenge in Austria will bring her huge confidence and many friends from all over the world.
About Yuichi Yoshida:My daughter, Aya will participate in Special Olympics World Winter Games in Austria.View less ▲