Richie was so excited that his heart literally burst with pride. Finally, not only was he now part of the team, he also scored a winning goal.
For the first time in forever, someone felt that he was good enough to step away from the bench by the sidelines’ where he always sat watching.
Ever since Mr. Pierson became the school coach, his life changed for the better.
He was no longer considered the slow boy, the odd one out, the autistic child who didn’t seem to fit in.
Mr. Pierson was so inclusive and encouraging. He simply brought the best out of his students, which was so unlike the previous coach who never wanted to be bothered with the special needs children.
© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha
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