Monday, August 18, 2008

Mrs. Deborah Phelps had a problem. Her son Michael was hyperactive that his teachers consensus was: Can’t sit still, can’t keep quiet, can’t focus. HIs grades were mostly B's and C's. He was tall and lanky for his age and had ears too big. At age 9 Michael was diagnosed with ADHD ( attention deficit hyper activity disorder) and was put on Ritalin. By this time, Michael was already swimming for the Phelpses were a swimming family. At age 11, Michael refused to take his meds and told his mother that he can manage and control himself.

When Michael was 11 his coach Bob Bowman said and I quote: ‘By 2000, I look for him to be in the Olympic trials,’ ” recalled Ms. Phelps. “ ‘By 2004, he makes the Olympics. By 2008, he’ll set world records. By 2012, the Olympics will be in New York and’.. The coach made two mistakes. Michael moved 4 years earlier that his coach's prediction and the New York lost the bid for the 2012 Olympics.

Posted by desperateblogger On 8/18/2008 10:33:00 AM 1 comment

1 comment:

  1. I also read somewhere na sya daw ay may ADD or ADHD. Sports can really do wonders noh?

    Nung makita ko din yung nanay parang gusto kong humagulgol kasi asa tabi ko yung boylet ko. Aasarin lang ako nun.


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