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continuation of Jamaal Charles



Jamaal Charles said "When I was a boy, I had trouble reading. I found out I had a learning disability. People made fun of me. They said I would never go anywhere. But I learned I can fly. When I was 10 years old, I had a chance to compete in the Special Olympics. That's right, the Special Olympics gave me my first chance to discover the talent I did not know that I had. When I competed in the Special Olympics,
I found out just how fast I was. I stood high on the podium, getting the gold medal in track and field."
After graduating from Port Arthur Memorial, he attended the University of Texas where he played football and ran track. He was drafted in the third round of the 2008 NFL draft by the Kansas City Chiefs. He retired in 2019.
He is now a spokesperson for The Special Olympics.
The Middle School Rules of Jamaal Charles book depicts the bullying and teasing Jamaal endured due to a long-undiagnosed learning disability.

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