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Jake’s smile says it all!

July 14th, 2011 by Adam

World Games outcome: 3 events, 3 medals and a lifetime of memories. by: Leilani Shaffer (Coach Mom) Gold: Shot put Silver: 100M individual Bronze: 4×100 relay

Courtesy Lake Mary (Florida) Times Magazine

June 22nd, 2011 by Adam

Written by Chip Colandreo: How many international Olympians do you know? Well, meet Lake Mary’s Brittany Tagliareni. On the tennis court, she can do just about anything, like put devastating topspin on a volley right down the line. She can best opponents twice her size and double her age while… More »

In the Beginning

June 16th, 2011 by Adam

Today is as good a day as any to launch this blog as it is my sister’s 38th birthday. This blog is designed to document the growth of a project I am shooting in Athens, Greece next summer at the International Special Olympic World Games. There, 7500 athletes and 30,000… More »

Reading Mary Beth

June 16th, 2011 by Adam

During the Summer of 1972 while my mother was pregnant, my parents and I read The Casting Away of Mrs. Leeks and Mrs. Aleshine together. My father had read the book with his family thirty years earlier. Written in 1886 by Frank Stockton, it details the humorous adventures of two… More »

Seeing the Aftermath

June 16th, 2011 by Adam

I never really grasped the extent of my family’s hardship in dealing with my aunt’s accident until recently.  It is through stories that I became aware of the gravity of the situation, the sudden shock when it happened, and the long road to understanding and acceptance.  My aunt was injured… More »

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