Source: Sherman Publications

Letter to the editor
'I came away... speechless'

February 16, 2011

Dear editor,

As the saying goes: “Life is not measured by the breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.” That is what describes what I witnessed last Thursday morning.

Being a parent of a child with special needs I cannot begin to thank the staff and entire student body of Lake Orion High School for their support and energy.

The Lake Orion Special Olympics Basketball team played their annual game against Jardon and I came away from the game speechless.

To stand and watch the bleachers empty onto the court, when the team won their first game, ever, against Jardon is something a parent with a child with special needs only dreams about. It is a day that will be engraved in my mind forever!!

What you did Thursday will stay with these athletes and their families for a very long time to come. Additionally thank you to the refs (Mr. Roberts and Mr. Manzo), the between-quarters entertainment, the choir, the announcer and everyone else involved in putting this great event together.

And most of all thank you to Coach MacDonald, Coach Miseta and Coach Zara for their time and dedication!

-Tracy Gora