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By Bob Kann,Caroline Hoffman

Cindy Bentley: Spirit of a Champion celebrates the lifetime of considered one of Wisconsin's such a lot inspirational leaders and activists. Born with an highbrow incapacity because the results of fetal alcohol syndrome, Cindy Bentley spent a lot of her youth on the Southern Wisconsin middle for the Developmentally Disabled. nobody anticipated her to benefit the talents essential to live to tell the tale her personal. To everyone's shock, together with her personal, she did that and lots more and plenty more.

With the encouragement of a instructor at Southern middle, Cindy learned she had a deep ardour for activities, and the self-discipline to coach and compete. She begun partaking in targeted Olympics, and received self assurance as she labored with teammates to earn medals in tennis, tune and box, or even snowshoeing. selected as a world Messenger for the distinct Olympics overseas in 2000, Cindy has had dinner on the White apartment with diversified American presidents, traveled worldwide, and given speeches in entrance of hundreds of thousands of people.

In those pages, younger readers will research what offers Cindy her champion spirit, and why she gave away a few of her gold medals. this day, Cindy continues to be competing in exact Olympics. She additionally maintains to recommend for individuals with disabilities, and helped to begin humans First, a statewide association that encourages people with disabilities to talk up for his or her rights.

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