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By Ashley Parkinson
The Record-Times 

Local man becomes Special Olympics Ambassador

Dempsey shares how experience changed his life


Last updated 11/23/2022 at 9:19am

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33-year-old Tim Dempsey of Odessa has had a life-changing experience with the Special Olympics.

ODESSA- Growing up can be awkward and uncomfortable but being different from "normal" can be even more demanding.

33-year-old local man Tim Dempsey has found his normal through the Special Olympics. He said his experience with the Special Olympics improved his life tremendously.

"Life before the Special Olympics was super hard," Dempsey said. "I had severe ADHD and what they call selective mutism."

He said holding conversations could be difficult due to the lack of eye contact and the inability to communicate.

"I wouldn't talk to anyone," Dempsey said. "If I did, I would look away."


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