Omar receiving the award for his acheivments
selected to serve as a Special Olympics Sargent Shriver International Global Messenger. He is a drummer, university student and one of the most prominent equestrian champions in the Middle East-North Africa region.View Story ▼Omar El Shenawy, a 20-year-old Special Olympics athlete, was selected to serve as a Special Olympics Sargent Shriver International Global Messenger. He is a drummer, university student and one of the most prominent equestrian champions in the Middle East-North Africa region. He participated in Special Olympics local and regional games and earned many gold medals.
Omar’s mother, Mira, was totally devoted to her son and exerted all the needed efforts and break down all the barriers she faced to make him a well-educated champion.
His nonstop efforts are the reason that he was selected to represent the Middle East-North Africa region and its athletes. In his role as an International Global Messenger, he will help spread the message of acceptance,friendship and dignity for all the intellectual disabilities athletes around the world. His role gives him the chance to declare that all people deserve to be included and respected for who they are. "It’s time to redefine our world and take our rights in our societies," Omar said.
Omar has given speeches at local and regional Special Olympics events; he talked about himself and his hopes. He received endless applause from the audience.
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