Girl With Primordial Dwarfism Becomes Star Of The Day At The Special Olympics Competition
It truly was an awesome and happy day for Kenadie Jourdin-Bromley after she had won not one but two ribbons in a track event. The twelve year old girl had proved herself a capable athlete after she had competed with about 500 other children with special needs at Special Olympics held in the Waterloo Region on Monday morning. The Special Olympics is now going on its 13th year.
Kenadie had first made headlines after she had been born with a rare form of primordial dwarfism. Primordial dwarfism is characterized as a form of dwarfism that would result in a smaller body type throughout every stage in life. But even with such a disability, Kenadie still seemed like a normal cheerful twelve-year old girl. She would bounce from one person to the other, telling them about her two wins in the track events.
Her mom, Brianne Jourdin, seemed really proud of her daughter. She said that Kenadie was really excited about the events and that she had really wanted to win a ribbon.
The Resurrection Catholic Secondary School served as the host for the track event. The event had attracted a wide number of parents, a hundred volunteers and even tons of supporters. All of them were present to give their support to the participating kids.
You would see many kids in wheelchairs, walkers and canes but even with their disabilities, they instantly became superstars that were cheered on by numerous supporters watching from the stands.
When the gun went off, six young individuals immediately sped off and waiting at the finish line are the Waterloo Regional Police officers who are ready to give the ribbons to the runners. According to the chair of the Waterloo Region Special Olympics Ontario Track and Field Meet, Kristine Bayou, all six of them will be receiving the ribbons.
The event is open to all competitors who are aged 12 to 21 in both the public and Catholic schools in the Waterloo Region and every year, the number of participants continues to grow. The event was created to help kids who have either intellectual or physical disabilities receive an athletic opportunity. But all in all, the organizers just want the kids to have fun.