Anthony Ianni

Growing up near East Lansing, Michigan, Anthony Ianni knew he was different from other kids. Through fifth grade, he had an aide with him in class. In middle school, he’d go to a resource classroom. “So I was like, ‘OK, you know, I have a learning disability — I’m just going to put it that way. And I don’t know what it is, but I have a type of learning disability, just plain and simple,’ ” Anthony says:  Anthony’s differences affected him beyond the classroom.  Anthony loved the Michigan State sports teams — his dad worked in the athletic department — but attending games was rough. His story will be told at SI 2021.