Monica Hernandez

Seminole County

I began training and competing in Special Olympics in 1996. I used to be shy, but now I am a Tier 2 Coach for track and field and a Global Messenger where I get to speak in front of others at a variety of events throughout the year. Special Olympics Florida has given me the opportunity to grow and be the best I can be.

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Kara Adams
Pinellas County
I feel accepted, and I feel that I'm not alone anymore. I had been bullied …

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