Name: Trevor Lavalla
Local Program: Nashua Special Olympics
Sports: Alpine Skiing, Athletics, Bowling, Basketball, Golf, Softball & Swimming
I have been home schooled my whole life and growing up the neighborhood kids would make fun of me a lot. It was very difficult for me and I didn't want to go through that anymore. I wanted friends and I wanted to feel accepted. My mom did a lot of research and found out about Special Olympics. She thought it would be good for me because I was a super hyper kid and she thought running would take away some of my extra energy.
The first sport that I participated in was athletics. It was great! Before I knew it, I was trying different sports and was feeling accepted. I even started making lots of friends.
Special Olympics really helped me and it also helped my mom. She says that thanks to Special Olympics she does not feel alone anymore. She has a great support system. Other parents, coaches and volunteers help her when things get difficult.