Jason Gieschen, a Sargent Shriver International Global Messenger, has participated in Special Olympics since the age of 14 after being encouraged by his High School principal to attend a local bowling practice and from there on, he has been actively engaged in 11 different sports. In his role as an International Global Messenger, he discusses the role of health in his life. He will also be traveling to Austria for the 2017 World Winter Games and to Seattle, Washington, in 2018 for Special Olympics USA Games. Jason also attended the 2015 World Games in Los Angeles.
In addition to his role as an International Global Messenger and Special Olympics athlete leader, Jason leads a very active life outside of sports and is able to make friends wherever he goes. He works full time at an Educational Service Unit as a Documentation coordinator and is an active public speaker when he is not at work. He is also a talented photographer with a keen eye for taking capturing landscape pictures. Jason