Jamaal Charles says the Special Olympics is one of the best things that ever happened to him

On Thursday, President Trump told reporters “We’re funding the Special Olympics.”

Trump’s announcement came after Betsy DeVos defended the proposal that would cut $18 million in backing.

Restoring and not cutting funding for the Special Olympics is huge, and affects so many athletes.

Like the all-time leader in the NFL for yards per carry — Jamaal Charles.

Charles was diagnosed with a learning disability as a kid, and had difficulty reading growing up.

The 4x NFL Pro Bowler even competed in the Special Olympics in 2015.

In this interview with TMZ Sports, you can tell how much the Special Olympics means to him: