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Rodney Hankins and Sam Perkins

Growing up, Sam Perkins and Rodney Hankins developed a close bond playing sports on the streets of Brooklyn, New York, dreaming of becoming world champions. It wasn’t until Sam saw Rodney competing at a Special Olympics event that he realized his friend had an intellectual disability—and his attitude towards people with intellectual disabilities was changed forever. Follow Rodney Hankins, a Special Olympics World Games gold medalist, and Sam Perkins, an Olympic Champion and NBA Legend, Sam Perkins as they share their story of friendship and inclusion.
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