In anticipation of the 2014 USA Games and the Team PA Send-Off being hosted by the Philadelphia 76ers tomorrow morning, our very own writer, Nick Cammarota, has created a moving and touching documentary about a Special Olympics PA – Philadelphia Unified Athlete: Dadley Thenor. Originally from Haiti, he makes the best of what he has been given – all with a smile on his face. He is a shining example of what the Special Olympics movement is all about. He encompasses the human spirit and anyone around him gets their spirit uplifted.

This segment aired on, Friday, June 13th, at 5:00 pm on WHYY. The eight-minute documentary, titled “My Friend — The Story of Dadly Thenor”  focuses on George Washington High School goaltender Dadly Thenor. It focuses on the uplifting and incredible background story highlighting his life and education at George Washington and his participation in the Unified Soccer Program. 

George Washington High School student Dadly Thenor uses a walker to get around nearly all the time — except when he plays goalie for the Eagles’ Unified Soccer team. Discover his story here through the eyes of Dadly and his coaches, John Creighton and Yvonne Schwiker, as the Eagles prepare to compete in the Special Olympics National Games in New Jersey.

My Friend — The Story of Dadly Thenor