I am a sobbing mess.  The Special Olympics World Games officially get underway this evening in Los Angeles with the Opening Ceremonies and, here in Western Kentucky, we are rooting for Chris Willis of Owensboro!  Chris is representing Team USA in swimming and hopes to bring home gold.  Chris is one of over 7,000 athletes from 177 different countries who are on hand to compete this summer.  And these athletes are the definition of "courage" and "perseverance."  Check out this promotional video for the Games.  I literally sat at my computer and cried.  As you all know, I am a sucker for the Olympics and the Special Olympics World Games make the "thrill of victory" even sweeter and more triumphant.  Let the Games begin!