Why We Play

Credit: Special Olympics

Unveiling of Special Olympics' 'Yeah I am Special,' Campaign Billboard in NYC

Lior Lampert
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Why We Play: Nerfball looks to bring inclusive sport to market

Luis Pablo Sepulveda knows obstacles come with opportunities

Nick Pryor: Striving through life's adversities and never giving up

Anthony Bryan: From a child with a brain tumor to gold-medal runner

Ian Levy
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Bodybuilder Shane Dyck wasn’t supposed to ever walk again

Ian Levy
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Lachlan Nicholson is finding the will to fight

Ian Levy
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Why We Play: Alexi Pappas isn’t just running for herself anymore

Lela Moore
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Sophia Gibb is tiny but mighty

Ian Levy
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Dave Walsh is thriving through strength and adaptation

Ian Levy
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For Joshua Rucker, exercise means independence

Ian Levy
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Brandon Ryan is all about non-stop growth and personal evolution

Ian Levy
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Abdul Nevarez is loving life and taking charge of his own destiny

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Devann Murphy knows you only get one life

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Matteo Cattini on the power of sport, the freedom of exploring

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Photo Credit: David Bale

David Bale is enjoying the opportunities his disability has afforded him

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Sean Short and his journey to black belt

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Photo credit: Yoocan, Ilaria Naef

Ilaria Naef turned her wheelchair into wings

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Photo Credit: Huafrid Billimoria and Yoocan

Huafrid Billimoria shows the power of changing your mindset

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Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools: A special kind of champion

Jonathan Shipley
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Photo Credit: Fabrizio Passetti and Yoocan

Fabrizio Passetti is an amputee surfer and he loves his sport

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Photo Credit: Taylor Winnett, Yoocan

Taylor Winnett: From rock bottom to National Bronze Medalist

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Photo Credit: Yoocan and Brittany Davis

Brittany Davis is still climbing

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KASHIMA, JAPAN - AUGUST 02: Players of Team Canada celebrate their side's first goal scored by Jessie Fleming #17 of Team Canada during the Women's Football Semifinal match between USA and Canada at Kashima Stadium on August 02, 2021 in Kashima, Ibaraki, Japan. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

Why We Play and Yoocan team up to share stories about the power of sports

Ian Levy
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‘As Far As They Can Run’ is a heartwarming and heartbreaking look at how Special Olympics are changing lives in Pakistan

Nicole Bosco
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An independent soccer league transforming lives in a slum in Kenya

Amaury Falt Brown
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BEIJING, CHINA - FEBRUARY 11: Maame Biney of Team United States reacts after skating during the Women's 1000m Quarterfinals on day seven of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games at Capital Indoor Stadium on February 11, 2022 in Beijing, China. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Olympian Maame Biney looks forward to ‘breaking the ice’ while being true to herself

Rylie Smith
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