Tag: Down Syndrome Awareness

Jessica Simon

Jessica Simon: Inspiring Inclusion and Defying Labels in Special Olympics

by Melanie Barrios For the past 38 years, Jessica Simon has been an active and dedicated participant in a variety of Special Olympics sports. She is more than an athlete; ...

Brandon Harrington

Brandon Harrington Is A Champion On And Off The Field

by Melanie Barrios There are many ways to describe Brandon Harrington; he’s funny, approachable, and charismatic, but most importantly, he is loveable. This characteristic speaks volumes about the type of ...

Carmina Lopez Shares How Special Olympics Has Impacted Her Life

By Alanna Castro “I enjoy teaching others how to play and being able to communicate with them,” says Carmina Lopez a Special Olympics Southern California athlete. Carmina and her family ...

Saskia Vogt Was Born to Shine 

By Melanie Barrios One might recognize Saskia Vogt from a cover of a magazine or from competitions. Make no mistake, Saskia Vogt is a star! Athlete, model, scholar, is there ...

Ashley Singleton And Family Are On A Mission To Rid False Assumptions About Down Syndrome

By Melanie Barrios Being a big sister to three younger siblings is a huge responsibility that Ashley Singleton takes seriously. She knows the importance of setting the best example, so ...

Down Syndrome Awareness Month: Rachel Osterbach Defies Odds And Inspires The World

Rachel Osterbach's impact goes beyond athletics. She uses her platform to inspire and educate others, dispelling myths about people with Down Syndrome and working to eradicate the use of the ‘R-Word’.


Down Syndrome Awareness Month: SOSC Parent Details Son’s Journey To Special Olympics

Eight-year-old young athlete, Jorel's willingness to try and strong will to succeed are characteristics of a true champion. His mother, Maritza Alvarado shares how Special Olympics has impacted his life.

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