Best Buddies: Buddy finds courage, friendship

My name is Joey Nelson. My life being short started when I was born. Other kids in school wanted to fight with me because they thought I had a disability because I was short. I didn’t have a chance to stand up for myself.

Then when I came back to school, I didn’t have a chance to do the things I wanted because they thought I misbehaved and did something wrong because of my disability.

Since then, I’ve changed my image. I didn’t have a chance before, but now I have a chance to do things.

Some people don’t accept me in programs, but Best Buddies does. They are doing okay with it because they love short kids. My buddy Al knows where I’m coming from and knows how I feel. He’s a good guy.


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