I was invited to join the Special Olympics Kenya University of Nairobi club by my classmate who was already a unified partner. At first I was apprehensive because before then I had never interacted with any individual with intellectual disabilities. But on the first day of training all my fears and misconceptions were erased by the great experience I had. I discovered that individuals with intellectual disabilities are just like me, they have dreams and desires and given the opportunity they can as well shine like any other young person. Since then I have made lasting friendship with my teammates with intellectual disabilities, actually I have noticed that they also value our friendship and therefore I should not take them for granted. Above the friendship and changed attitude I have learnt many important virtues from Special Olympics athletes, I have learnt determination, consistency and patience. I can say I have become a better person since I joined Special Olympics Kenya.