Last week a few of us attended the Special Olympics North America Marketing and Communications Meeting in Orlando, Florida. There are lots of exciting things happening in the world of Special Olympics and many new things to share over the next couple of months. One thing that really touched us was the story of Special Olympics Illinois athlete, Susie Doyens. When Susie was younger she barely spoke, her parents remarked how the doctors told them to put Susie in a home. They said no and her mom remembers thinking that Susie, “was going to be the best person with down syndrome there is”. Susie is now an accomplished Special Olympics athlete and a global ambassador whose life was transformed when she joined Special Olympics.
A MUST SEE:
Click here to watch a short PSA about Susie.