- an inspiring or animating action or influence: I cannot write poetry without inspiration.
- something inspired, as an idea.
- a result of inspired activity.
- a thing or person that inspires.
- Theology :
That, neatly sums up all this humbled Autism Daily Newscast reporter learnt about Anthony Iannis in a frank and humbling interview on a mediocre Monday afternoon.
Anthony Ianni, has proved people wrong all of his life.
“They’d told my parents it was absolutely impossible for a young guy with Autism to get on in the world, let alone become an athlete. I said to myself, ‘you know what? I’m going to get up every day and set myself a goal to be as good at basketball as I can, and maybe one day I would show them.”
“A guy in my school I thought was a friend, told me to stick my tongue on a frozen metal monkey bar, and I did. I trusted him. I just stuck to it for a few seconds, and it really hurt. That same guy came to one of my games 15 years later and asked for my autograph.”
Anthony became an inspirational speaker for the Autism Alliance of Michigan recently and works closely with Autistic children, their friends, and teachers in the transitioning process between different stages in school. He said: