10 Aug '18, 10pm

Going strong: Three @Starbucks partners will compete in @SpecialOlympics

By Linda Dahlstrom and Bonnie Rochman / Starbucks Newsroom Video by Jessey Dearing It’s exactly the kind of day Courtney Block likes best. She’s just finished a shift at work, in a few hours she’ll be meeting friends for dinner and right now, on this recent Wednesday evening in Seattle, the sun is shining, the temperature isn’t too hot or cold – and she’s outside playing bocce ball with friends. With intense concentration, she grips the ball in her hand, swings her arm back and tosses it, watching it land close to the target. Behind her, two men are moving a large soccer goal and it flips, landing with a loud crash. Everyone flinches and then freezes in place, except Block. She hadn’t heard it. Block is deaf due to a rare condition called pontine tegmental cap dysplasia. She was born with neurological problems, deafness, seizures and progressive vision loss. Less than 50 p...

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