I have always had a passion for helping others in any way that I can. Since graduating in May of this year I have gotten the opportunity to work with adults with developmental disabilities. I could not be more grateful to get to work with these individuals everyday. If I'm ever having a bad day I can go hangout with them for a bit and they brighten it right up. 

Much like they have a special place in my heart, Special Olympics has a special place in theirs. The way they light up when talking about them getting a certain place in a sport that they got or getting to travel across the county to participate! Special Olympics builds confidence and allows the individuals to open themselves up and just have fun!! I love getting to go to work and hearing all the stories! 

While I’m getting cold just thinking about it, I’m excited to join the thousands of warm-hearted individuals that will participate in the Polar Plunge.  While my Plunge promises to be a little frigid, I do not mind because I am supporting the amazing athletes of Special Olympics Illinois..

I am so excited to participate in an event that I LOVE and getting to help raise money for an organization I love even more! Thanks in advance for your support – and don't forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too!

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