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May 10, 2014

Couple walks to Stillwater for Special Olympics

CHICKASHA —

A walk around the Chickasha High School yesterday to support Special Olympics was the beginning of a 107-mile journey for the founders Beth Ann and Stewart Meyer.

Beth Ann said she and her husband walk the distance from Chickasha to Stillwater to participate in the summer Special Olympic games there.

The couple started the Craig Meyer Memorial Walk for Special Olympics more than eight years ago as a tribute to their son, a pilot and volunteer for Special Olympics who died in a plane crash at 26.

Beth Ann said last year's event raised approximately $12,000, which is the most in the eight years.

Denise Ramirez and her 10-year-old son, Diego, who's participated in the Special Olympics in Lawton by Fort Sill, also took part in the Chickasha walk.

Ramirez said her son, who was born with cerebral palsy, is doing well in school and enjoys wrestling and the Food Network.

"He's much better than last year, his school has really good staff," she said. "He's got a really good support system."

She said she plans to participate in future Craig Meyer Walks for Special Olympics in Chickasha to support the cause.

 

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