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Matthew Hernandez wins Silver medal at Special Olympics World Games.
(Photo:  Hernandez family)

Mesquite Special Olympian Wins Silver Medal At World Games

Matthew Hernandez of Mesquite won the medal in the 500 meter kayaking race.


(credit: CBS 11 News)

Texan With Character: Matt Hernandez

Paddling through water in his kayak, Matt Hernandez is focused on the blow horn.


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North Texas Special Olympics Squad Will Leave You Cheering

With pom-poms in hand, and relentless joy in their hearts, the cheer squad at Dallas’ Notre Dame school polishes their big routine: and they’re not at all territorial with their support.

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Susan Torres with her son Daniel proudly displays some of the Special Olympics medals he has won. (credit: CBS 11 News reporter, Joel Thomas)

Teen Defies Odds; Lives Well Past Doctor’s Prognosis

The joy of the birth of Susan Torres’ son Daniel was overshadowed by news from doctors that he was born with only a brain stem and a small fraction of his brain.


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Texas Special Olympics Athletes Leave For Nationals

DFW Special Olympics athletes leave for national competition.


The iCan Bike Camp in Arlington is a non-profit that helps kids with disabilities learn how to ride a two-wheel bikes. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Children Shine At Special Needs Camp

The ICanShine Bike Camp in Arlington helps children with disabilities learn how to ride two-wheel bikes.


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Special Olympics Fort Worth Area Spring Games

Today the Fort Worth Area Special Olympics Spring Games kicked off at the University of Texas at Arlington. More than 1,200 children and adults with disabilities are expected to compete.