Dear Special Olympics Oregon family,

This past weekend, I found myself feeling overwhelmed with everything happening in Oregon; it started to feel like too much. It’s one thing to be dealing with a global pandemic going on seven months and the emotion that comes with a social justice movement – but now wildfires that are ravaging our state? I asked myself how much our communities and families can handle. I wondered if and when we will be able to rebuild and return to “normal”.

I then started to ponder the word “normal”.