Facebook post from Michael Phelps fan with autism inspires


A Michael Phelps fan who has autism has become an inspiration on his own after sharing his dream of competing in the Olympics one day on the swimmer’s Facebook page.

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Austin Levingston’s August 16 post congratulating Phelps on his Olympic performance has received more than 3,000 likes.

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In it, the 21-year-old Kansas man says he’s attending college and hopes to be the first person in his family to get a degree. He also tells Phelps, “I’m hoping to swim in the Olympics just like you someday.”

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Levingston also is a doppelganger for Phelps, who grew up outside Baltimore. Levingston included a few pictures of himself which show a strong resemblance to the 23-time gold medalist.

Levingston tells The Baltimore Sun he doesn’t know if Phelps saw his post.

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