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Forehand nominated as Special Olympics’ Athlete of the Year

Forehand nominated as Special Olympics’ Athlete of the Year
Forehand nominated as Special Olympics’ Athlete of the Year
Jonathan Forehand

An active athlete and member of Special Olympics Harrison County, Jonathan Forehand was recently honored for his accomplishments.
Through a nomination, Forehand was named Special Olympics Indiana Athlete of the Year for Area 2.
‘While all of our athletes are an inspiration, there are those who inspire us with their ability to overcome unusual adversity,’ Harrison County Special Olympics coordinator Donna Gray said in a press release. ‘During the past two years, Jon lost his eyesight. Life as he knew it was full of questions. Undeterred by his medical issues, he uses everything else he has to become the best in Special Olympics.’
Gray said even though Forehand has very limited vision in one eye, his positive attitude continues in his sports of choice, softball, bowling and basketball.
‘I didn’t get into sports for the attention or even to win medals,’ Foreman told his coach. ‘I participate because I love to play.’
When asked if it’s hard to continue playing, he shares his inspirational message of hope.
‘It could happen to anyone, but I use the Special Olympic motto, ‘Let me be brave in the attempt’ in everything I do in life,’ he said.
Forehand has turned his tragedy into triumph by becoming a motivational member of the Special Buddies program at his church, where he encourages others to live their life to the fullest, no matter what adversities they face.
‘Harrison County is truly fortunate to have Jonathan Forehand involved in Special Olympics,’ Gray said.

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