Returning in July, 2010 to the National Special Olympics in Nebraska as a fan was easy for celebrity athlete Heidi Bush, '87. The event is the one-nation version of International Special Olympics where kids and adults with intellectual disabilities compete. A graduate of Mackey School, now The Reddix Center, she also attended John Glenn Elementary and Rayburn Middle School where she epitomized respect and lived The Golden Rule (treat others as you would have them treat you). She appeared on the 1998 Wheaties Cereal Box for its "Breakfast of Champions" promotion. In 2005, she had the speaking role in the 20th Century Fox movie, "The Ringer," a touching film about developmental disability and down syndrome. Today she is employed at the Embassy 14 Movie Theatre, and continues to compete as an adult in Special Olympics in bowling, equestrian, tennis, table tennis, bocce and other sports, inspiring students at The Reddix Center and around the world. Pillar Heidi Bush was recently nominated as an ARC of Texas Achiever by Texas Special Olympics for "35 years of participation and leadership."
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