Please tell a story about a time when a person or organization tried to help someone or change something in your community:

Give Me A Chance Am Able

A girl aged 15yrs was repeating std 3 the 4th time.This was in 1991.On identification she was discovered to be mentally challenged.She was placed in a special school st Catherine for mentally Handicapped school,with closer attention to exploit her physical fillness that was intact.On the first day trials for 100m race,when placed together with other normal children ,she started by running going backwards while others were going forward.The next day instead she would just stand still and start crying.She was encouraged and two years later caught up with other and by end of 2nd year of her training she was an international standard and rating was 16seconds for 100m race.She got a chance to go to America,meneoplis menoseta to compete and she came back with 2 gold medals. Today she has participated in 3 countries (foreign) coming back with several medals.she is now mature,married,employed by government in the same institution and very responsible and helpful to the entire family.This and other several cases have given a challenge to the community and parents hiding their disabled children in houses.Everybody with child is fighting to get a chance at the for athletics competition(Olympic games)


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  • This story makes me feel inspired
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • This story relates to self-esteem
  • I saw what happened in the story
  • What happened in the story relates to my family

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 31-45 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Butula, Busia, Kenya
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