Liam’s Olympic Story

Liam getting a ribbonSpecial Olympics GB National Games

This is the first time that we have written for a website but we wanted to let other members know about our special son.

Liam who is 18 will be travelling to Bath in August for the Special Olympics GB National Games, where he will be representing Tayside in the 200m, 400m and long jump events.

The games are the country’s largest sports event for athletes with intellectual disabilities, held every four years.

The 9th National Summer Games will be held in the city of Bath from 28th August to 1st September 2013

The National Summer Games are organised by Special Olympics Great Britain, a charity that provides year-round sports training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities in England, Scotland and Wales.

All of the family will be attended to cheer him and the rest of the athletes on.

Liam was diagnosed XXY in 2001 and experienced delayed speech development and an ongoing learning disability.

He attended his local high school where he was a popular member of the Support for learning base but struggled academically. However, sport is an area he excels in; he is an excellent swimmer and athlete and is a very active young man. He has represented the school and Tayside in many events over the years and has picked up a wide selection of medals.

He left school in May and will start a sports course at Angus College in September and has just started learning to drive.

As you will see from the photograph, Liam is extremely tall and his physique Liam Promis very similar to one of the first KS man we had the pleasure to meet when we attended our very first conference in Coventry.

This young man was from Cumbria and came with his brother and was very honest

about his experiences with KS, which we, as parents found very helpful. He struck us as being very

positive.

I am sure that Liam and all the special athletes will have a great time.

WebAdmin note: If you are a Member of the KSA and logged on there is an entire section devoted to stories written by those diagnosed with Klinefelter’s Syndrome or XXY under the title of “What Could I Be?”

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