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Miami, Florida, March 6, 2018 – The Miami Marlins held a special event in support of the Spread the Word to End the Word campaign during their Spring Training in Jupiter, Florida at the Roger Dean Stadium. A total of six individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities from Best Buddies International and Special Olympics were invited to participate in the special event.
I was born at Tampa General Hospital in 1983; I was raised by my aunt, BJ, in Florida after my parents dropped me off at my grandmother’s house and never came back. School was hard for me. I was teased until I found Best Buddies in middle school. My bond with my middle school buddy helped me because I felt protected from everyone’s teasing and her friendship gave me something to look forward to every day...
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