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When you judge someone based on a diagnosis you miss out on their abilities, beauty and uniqueness -‘Addi, would you like to volunteer at the Mixed Ability Rugby tournament?’ (August 2015) Faster than the blink of an eye I agree to help out as an interpreter for both the Spanish and the Argentinian teams visiting Yorkshire that summer. My teams make me feel extremely welcome, especially those with Down syndrome. They are curious about me and not afraid to show it. Their open affection feels like I am reuniting with a bunch of old friends. For most this is the first time away from home, but they are brave and adventurous souls. It’s clear how much this experience means to them. More teams arr

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