Declan McCann11 | Lodi, Calif.
Let's take it up a notch.
That was the thought running through Declan McCann's mind to come to the World Dwarf Games. Lodi, Calif., resident McCann, 11, participated in nationals, but it was time to compete at a higher level. McCann participated in soccer and track events.
So, he saved the money by mowing lawns, pulling weeds, cleaning patios, watering plants, and three thousand dollars later, he was able to afford a plane ticket and gear for the dwarf games.
"It feels like I'm actually able to compete in stuff," McCann said. "All the kids in my school are taller than me. It feels more even, more fair, more competitive."
For his mother, Tracie McCann, giving her son an opportunity to be with people like him has been a dream for her as a parent.
"It's the one time of year that, that happens for him," Tracie said. "Bottom line for me, the most important thing is that he's comfortable with who he is and comfortable in his own skin."