Josh Wilson puts his arm around his father, Dan, after his team captured the gold medal at Columbia Parks and Recreation’s Special Olympics basketball tournament on Tuesday, March 19, 2012, in Columbia, Mo.
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Sue Wilson talks to her son Ryan, 18, about his basketball schedule while watching his younger brother, Josh, play at New Haven Elementary in Columbia, Mo. Ryan has general learning disabilities.
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Josh Wilson, 11, takes a water break in between his Special Olympics basketball tournament games on Tuesday, March 19, 2012, in Columbia, Mo. Josh, who has autism, competes with his brother, Ryan, 18. Josh’s team won the gold medal in their division.
Sue Wilson says her family is “just like any other American family,” in her words. The family of four is almost always on the go—basketball games, ballet recitals and so on. But for her two sons, Josh and Ryan, sports have opened up a world that once seemed closed to them. KBIA’s Nick Gass has this audio postcard.