'I Don't Think Our Voices Are Always Heard'
Cindy and Katie Wilsey

Cindy and Katie Wilsey visited the Garden Expo for two different reasons: Cindy wanted to see the exhibits and Katie said she was hoping to work on her anxiety.

They both live in Marinette, where Cindy is a full-time parent to Katie, who's homeschooled.

Cindy said she doesn't know if she’s going to vote in the 2018 election because she doesn't feel like her voice is heard.

"I sometimes don't feel the government helps or represents the common man, or woman in this case," Cindy said. "I don’t think our voices are always heard. I think that there's too much paying out that goes on, and the laws that pass are the ones who can raise the most money."

Homeschooling is a big issue for the Wilsey family, but so is the Special Olympics.

Special Olympics Wisconsin provides year-round sports opportunities to more than 10,000 athletes, of any age and skill level, across the state.

Katie is one of those athletes. She does track and field, basketball skills, and bowling.

The Wilseys say there have been budget cuts to the Special Olympics in smaller communities, making it harder for people to get involved and compete.

"There's a lot of athletes that don't go to competition because we can't take everyone," Cindy said. "And I think the government needs to stand up and start realizing there’s another whole sector that needs a lot of help."

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