I am Vashti Thompson a fourteen year old family member and youth volunteer of Special Olympics Bahamas. I am a Global Youth Ambassador and I along with my mother Alicia and father Geoffrey were introduced to Special Olympics when my twin sister Vashni (who was born with Down Syndrome) became involved.
I am a 10th grade student of St. Augustine's College Nassau, Bahamas and I aspire to be a Marine Biologist. I am outspoken and I believe in being a positive influence on those around me. I tend to speak my mind when I don’t have a good feeling about something. The little things matter to me.
I believe in equality and the acceptance of all people with Special Needs and I enjoy being in their presence. They have taught me many things that I’ve never known before, and I’ve taught them things they wished to know. I am involved in swimming with Special Olympics Bahamas and I am the Secretary of the Special Olympics Bahamas Family Network.