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Jason McElwain – Autistic Basketball Team Manager Finally Gets His Chance

James McElwain “J-Mac”, a 5-foot-6 senior at Greece Athena High School in Rochester, New York diagnosed with autism at 2 years old was the manager of the varsity basketball team. In the last game of his senior year, Coach Jim Johnson put McElwain on the roster so he could be given a jersey and accompany his teammates on the bench.

Friends at First Sight – Suryia the Orangutan and Roscoe the Dog

They’re great friends, even though they’re as different as can be! They are Suryia the Orangutan and Roscoe the dog. This video shows that friendship and sharing can come in all shapes and sizes. Additional Resources: Here is an article with pictures of Suryia and Roscoe. Here is another inspiremykids story… Read more »

Boy Scouts in Action!

The Boy Scouts have long been known as a top-notch group that encourages boys to be the best they can be. The Boy Scouts help boys develop character, learn how to become responsible citizens, and even improve their fitness! And the results of this group’s efforts with boys have been nothing… Read more »

Why Can’t Playgrounds Be For Special Needs Kids Too?

“How come we never see a child with a disability at a park?” This casual remark from the parent of a child with a developmental disability inspired the idea of Kilikili, an organization dedicated to creating play spaces for ALL children, including those with disabilities. The founders of Kilikili realized… Read more »

U.S. Iraq Veterans Find New Hope As Paralympic Athletes

Melissa Stockwell and Scott Winkler are two U.S. veterans who became handicapped in Iraq. Upon their returns home, each found a new lease in life by pursuing a sport – Melissa began swimming and Scott took up shot put. Both athletes not only pursued their sports, but even went so far as to compete in the 2008 Paralympics!… Read more »

Soldier Surprises Daughter at School

Air Force Master Sergeant Joseph Myers hoped to see his daughter while she was still in 4th grade. On the next-to-last day of school, he got his wish. He was reunited with Hannah after spending 350 days away from home in Iraq. As you can see in the pictures, Hannah was caught completely… Read more »