A junior high school relay team sacrificed a sure win to enable a classmate with cerebral palsy to realize his dream of racing
By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
Taipei — A junior high school relay team in Taichung City sacrificed a sure win during a
school sports meet so that a special classmate could participate in the race.
“Thank you all,” said Yang Yu-ying, a senior at Taichung Municipal Li Ming Junior High School who suffers from cerebral palsy due to premature birth, after competing his first race ever. “It was really exciting and touching.”
Yang had always been the bench warmer of his class team during school sports meets since he was small and never expected to participate in any sports events. But this time it was a totally different experience because he was given the chance to compete.
Yang’s class has been a frequent winner of relay races, but the team sacrificed a sure win a recent sports meet to fulfill Yang’s dream of participating in a relay race. Master teacher Lin Sheng-lan decided to let Yang participate in their last sports meet at the school. [FULL STORY]