This Little Miggy Stayed Home: Spotlight Substitute

Friday, February 01, 2013

Spotlight Substitute

As you know every now and then there's a little lapse in the special needs spotlight--no worries we'll be back next week with a great one!--but in the meantime I usually try to find a suitable substitution, especially something in the world of special needs.  I remember coming across this video last summer when I was googling all things Olympic and came across this amazing story of former Olympic athlete Dominique Moceanu.  This is really a mind-blowing story, one of those truth-is-stranger-than-fiction situations.  I was so overcome with emotion when I first watched this clip, and you'll see why.  You'll also see why I love the ending of this story and completely relate to the 'moral' shared.  Enjoy!  (And maybe grab some kleenix.)

Have a great weekend and please, if you or someone you know would like to be a part of the special needs spotlight please email me at thislittlemiggy at gmail dot com.  

Hugs, not drugs! 
(Is that a good Friday closing?)    


  1. That is amazing. Thanks for posting.

  2. "When it came to family, I hit the jackpot." That was such a sweet statement.

  3. I loved this. So inspiring.

  4. Its amazing that as a gymnastics coach and growing up in the sport that I had not heard this story until now. Thank you for posting it and I just hope that I can be a coach that one day will have the opportunity to help every child reach their dreams as her coach did. :-)

  5. Wow, that is such an awesome story. I love that the sisters found each other eventually!