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August 26th, 2010
02:06 PM ET


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Filed under: Fredricka Whitfield • Josh Levs
August 26th, 2010
08:18 AM ET
August 26th, 2010
07:57 AM ET

Special Olympics bars student with special needs

This morning we talked with 17-year old Jenny Youngwith and her mother Janice. The family has filed a lawsuit against the Special Olympics and the West Chicago Community High School where Jenny is enrolled. The organization and school have prohibited Jenny from playing on the school’s Special Olympics basketball and running teams.
Jenny, who has cerebral palsy and fatigues easily because of respiratory problems, uses a service dog to get around. The dog carries her oxygen tank. For the last six years Jenny, along with her service dog, has been playing basketball for a special education program at Northern Illinois University. However, Jenny is really disappointed that she is not allowed to play with her classmates at her high school.
We want to hear your thoughts on this story: should the family give up or should the Special Olympics of Illinois try to accommodate Jenny? Email us your comments and Kyra will read some of your responses during the 10am hours of CNN Newsroom

Filed under: Kyra Phillips • What the...?