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February 11, 2014 | SOI General: Headquarters

Help Me Share the Athlete Health Corner

By Renee Dease

Athletes can share stories, experiences and ideas through the website and Athlete Health Corner, which opens up new doors for athletes to become leaders within the Healthy Athletes program. [Photo of Renee Dease]

Kayte Barton, a Special Olympics athlete from Minnesota, is a passionate advocate for Healthy Athletes in her community. She takes great initiative to set an example for her peers. In every Athlete Health Corner, an athlete like Kayte will tell his/her story and share health advice with each other based on their own experience and involvement with the Healthy Athletes program.

I work in the Healthy Athletes department at Special Olympics International as an Outreach Coordinator and I’m a former athlete too. And I’m writing to let you all know that I’m about to take the lead as editor for the “Athlete Health Corner” for our Healthy Athletes newsletter. I’m delighted that athletes want to tell their own unique stories but in different ways. In my role as editor of the Health Corner, I’m looking forward to assisting athletes in sharing their story in the way it best suits each individual. Look out because there’s even more information to come!

We are all in this together in sharing and amplifying the voice of the athletes as leaders of Special Olympics. If you have any questions or comments to share, please do not hesitate to contact me at Looking forward to hearing from you soon!

About Renee Dease: Outreach Coordinator, Healthy Athletes

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