Father Talks About Seeing Son Succeed In Special Olympics – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
On this Daddy’s Day, I couldn’t assist however shine a light on a minute my college roomie at Morgan State University, Michael Baker, will always remember.
A minute any moms and dad would treasure — seeing their kid win a silver medal in their Unique Olympics launching.
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Michael Baker states he, his better half and kid “practiced five weeks and he never crossed that finish line until that 50 meter race and that was the best feeling ever. And I smile about it to this day.”
Baker held his 10-year-old kid, Michael Jr., at the beginning line and informed him go to mommy. And the rest was history.
And now he has an achievement nobody can ever remove.
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Michael Baker states, “For us it’s a milestone. For Michael Jr., it’s just a regular day. The world stopped for that ten seconds but Mike was just like ‘what’s next? Where do we eat? Where are we going?’”
Mike Jr. has actually been on the autism spectrum considering that he was very first identified at age 3.
When asked what message this states to other moms and dads, in regards to what their kids can achieve, in spite of unique requirement, Baker urges that moms and dads, “Don’t give up. Put your child into anything possible. Because you’ll never know what miracles you’ll see. In the sports world, miracles happen all the time. And we saw another one on that Sunday morning.”
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And his kid Michael Jr., “made my Father’s Day last week. So this is icing on the cake.”
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.