Kerry Morency, 41, from Littleton has been competing in Special Olympics for nearly three decades. Thinking back to her life before Special Olympics, Kerry remembers a more difficult time. "I did not fit in and I felt like I did not belong," Morency said. "Growing up at school, in my regular classes, students would look at me different because I would go to a different building to take tests. People would ask me why I went to different classes, and I
would tell them that I had special needs, but then they became weird around me. They told me I was stupid. Sometimes I felt like people looked at me like I wasn't human."
At age 12, Morency went to her local Recreation Department. "They had things for kids like me," Morency recalls, "and I got involved with Special Olympics. I finally found a place where I belonged."
Today Morency competes in Bocce, Golf, Candlepin Bowling and Cross Country Skiing. She has more medals and ribbons then she can count...and loves each and every one!