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Category: Stories

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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