This was an amazing speech from Jamaal Charles, and more people should hear it.

Charles wasn’t always a All-Pro NFL running back or star at Texas. Charles was once a young kid, spiraling because of a learning disability, until he was given the opportunity to participate in the Special Olympics.

The Kansas City Chiefs running back attended to the opening ceremony for the 2015 Special Olympics and presented those athletes with a touching speech about his own trials as a youth and how competing in the games changed his life.

“When I was a boy, I had trouble reading. I found out I had learning disabilities,” Charles said. “People made fun of me. They said I would never go anywhere, but I learned I can fly.”

After competing in the Special Olympics as a 10-year old, Charles says his life changed for the better.


By Glenn Erby

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