Having long borne the stigma of "slow kid," Ginn empathizes with those the New Testament describes as "the least among us." That's how Gretchen Taylor, the athletic director at Glenville High, remembers Ginn when he was in her physical education classes. "Sometimes," she says, "you have those who are afraid to participate, maybe because they can't move or they're heavy. Ted would go and talk to those kids, and say, 'Come on, just do whatever you can.' If [the kids] had to run laps, he would run the lap with the heavy kids, telling them how well they were doing, just helping them get around the gym."
There are limits, of course, to Ginn's charity. Two years ago, when officials at St. Aloysius asked him to give a speech to their eighth graders, he said thanks, but no thanks.
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