To date, we had never served anyone with disabilities (physical or cognitive), but Judy, in her calm and confident way, re-assured me it could be done. Looking back, neither one of us was sure about the "how" but the desire was certainly there.
Put a young person (or not so young person) in a rowing boat and ask them to focus on making it go fast for two hours using their entire bodies; of course they will be tired and calm. Turns out, there is more to the story.
How does learning to be competitive as a young woman help her succeed in college and beyond? It's only in being competitive that we ask ourselves to lean in, to go beyond where we are comfortable, to make an effort and see what results.