Lawrence Robuste of Ypsilanti, Michigan, started competing in Special Olympics as a freshman in high school. Four years later, at the Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023, he will represent Special Olympics USA in athletics. Being part of Special Olympics has changed his life in many ways, helping him to become more sociable. Now, he has the courage to step out on the track and do his best.
A senior in high school, Lawrence is also employed at a local Kroger grocery store as a courtesy clerk. His family accompanies him on runs, training for the opportunity of a lifetime at the World Games.