Sharita is doing much more than standing on her feet, she is skating on them, too. The level five skater is autistic. Currently, she is competing at the Special Olympics World Winter Games in Austria. She was the only athlete from Ohio invited.
“Some people might say we are Serena and Venus Williams of figure skating,” Sharita said with a smile.
In the case of the Winter World Games, only Sharita was invited to compete but Shaye is fully supportive.
“I have unconditional love for her and I am very proud of her and with Austria coming I will be sitting in the stands cheering her on,” Shaye explained.
However, regardless of who takes the ice, it is clear they are both champions for Special Olympics athletes.
“Be yourself and don’t let anyone tell you, you can’t achieve your dreams, because I know you can do it,” Shaye said.
“My dreams is for people to seem me in a whole different light, see me and my sister, my friends from Special Olympics in a different light,” Sharita said. “We are not just people with disabilities, we can turn it into abilities.”
Sharita and Shaye skate through Trinity Special Olympics Training Program. For more information click here.