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One young girl realizing dream at Special Olympics

Renee Mandefredi Renee Mandefredi
Capt. Mark S. Manfredi Capt. Mark S. Manfredi

By Duncan Armstrong

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS (KHNL) - Renee Mandefredi was diagnosed with a form of autism.

Basketball was her first love.

To help build her confidence her parents turned to sports.

"It was disappointing that she didn't fit..but sports helped, " said Capt. Mark S. Manfredi.

"With coaching and education help... she grew... and it was awesome to watch," he said.

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