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"My life so far has been very challenging with many ups and downs," said Haseeb Abbasi of Pakistan. He was standing on the TedX stage in Lahore.
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Adil Asif Visram was unable to cope in school. In 1990, he joined a special school and learnt to play different sports. His health improved, he became confident and made many friends.
The Flame of Hope begins its historic journey to the United States for the 2015 Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles.
Hello, my name is Muhammad haseeb Abbasi.I am sixteen years of age
I’m a proud Special Olympics Pakistan Athlete
Recently went to Karachi to participate in Special Olympics Pakistan National Games 2014-2015
I took part in 10 km cycling competition and won silver medal.
To me winning or
Jasmine Sharif Athlete Boardmember Pakistan
I question myself: why should Hashim suffer? why can't he go out and enjoy the way he wants? He is a bit different and wants to see the world according to his understanding. He has his own abilities.
Umair's siblings do not have any disabilities and his mother was very worried as he was unable to cope with his work. After joining Special Olympics Pakistan, a noticeable change could be seen as he made many new friends on the grounds.
Hi, my name is Jasmine Sharif. I am a Special Olympics athlete. There is a lady who is bright and wise, always there throughout hard days and encourages all us athletes to do a lot.
One day, I picked up white ball, and my teacher told me that I should throw it. I tried but never, many times a day. Then, there was Special Olympics.
Jasmine Sharif. Am the Alps Board and I also work in Alps department
Without Special Olympics, I wonder what my life would be.
I am attending the SOWWG at south korea in Alpensia.The Koreans are very welcoming,passionate people.Today was the fifth day of our training program and the Korean families were invited too.
The Special Hands Project is bringing athletes and others from seven developing countries to Korea. These seven countries have never before participated in a Special Olympics World Winter Games.