A Letter From Gunner
By: Gunner Sanderson
Hi, my name is Gunner Sanderson. I am 15 years old and am a sophomore in Clark High School.
I have Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome.
I have had 27 surgeries in my life.
I had a Pectus Bar put in my chest last December. So, I missed last year's basketball and summer Olympics.
I like Special Olympics because I get to play sports and make new friends.
I compete in bowling, basketball, soccer, shotput, long jump, and running events.
Before Special Olympics I did not get to play sports and I had no friends, now I have both.
The person who impacted me the most is my high school principal, Mr. Hartley. He is my best friend.
I like being in the Boy Scouts. We get to go camping.
Getting to go to Special Olympics makes me feel like everyone else.
I like unified sports because it makes normal kids understand that I am a little different but I am still a kid, just like them.
Gunner B. Sanderson