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The Karunaratne family

The Karunaratne family from Sri Lanka

We are a expat family from Sri Lanka, living in UAE and this is our story… In the year 2017 my wife Judy, our son Yehel, who was 2 years at that time, and I returned back to the UAE after a family vacation spent in Sri Lanka. Once we were back my wife told…
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The Kowalczyk family from Poland

The Kowalczyk family from Poland

Hi, I’m Maja and this is my family : Mother Ola, Father Piotr, younger sister Kasia and old cat named “Miss White”. We are living in Warsaw. I’m 23 years old. This is my last year at school, but I do not worry about my future. I am an actress and work in Teatr21. I…
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Bashir from UK

Bashir from the UK

My name is Bashir and am 27 years old. I live in London with my mum and dad. I went to mainstream school. I like Music, Dance, sport and Art. I like to travel to lots of places by train and stay in nice hotels. I went to pilgrimage in Makkah in 2014 for my…
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The Koch family from Germany

The Koch family from Germany

We are the Koch Family! A bilingual, Canadian/German family. We have two great big football playing boys and one tiny football playing little girl! Lola was diagnosed with DS at birth, which was a shock to mama and papa. We were especially concerned if Lola would be able to communicate in two languages. We didn’t…
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Seiko from Japan

Seiko from Japan

“I am Seiko. I am 40 years old. I work three days a week, at a food shop. I take music lesson once a week. I really enjoy playing the piano. I know I am not good at the piano, but the teacher said, “your piano performance is great. Because I know you are enjoying…
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Julia at Voices At The Table for Advocacy

Julia from Canada

My 25 year old daughter Julia has been very active here in Canada as an advocate. About 6 years ago, after attending a Special Olympics Leadership workshop, Julia discovered she had a “Voice” and wanted to share her voice, so she could advocate for other people who are “differently-abled”. Since then, Julia has learned to…
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The Póvoa family from Brazil

The Póvoa family from Brazil

“Hi! My name is José Jackson Down, I’m 22 years old, I’m from Rio de Janeiro – BRAZIL. I’ve done a little bit of everything, I was a helper in a mechanic shop, I sold perfume, I was a councilor and currently I dedicate myself to the performance of the King of Pop Michael Jackson.…
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Alec from the United States

Alec from the United States

“My name is Alec Allwood, and I am 22 years old. I am very active in sports and just received my first Gold Medal in Special Olympics with my teammates. I have a job at a local resort here in St Pete Beach and I bus tables. It is very fun and I like to…
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The Dutra family

The Dutra family from Brazil

“We are a regular Brazilian family with some atypical steps. First, me and my husband Luis met at work and after six months I got pregnant. Terrifying and excited about it, Rafael was born fulfilling us with love and care and one year later we got married. Six years later, Vitor was born and my…
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