My name is Emily Bower, and I am a Global Messenger for Special Olympics Virginia.
As a Global Messenger, I have learned so many things in my two years of giving speeches. Mostly, I have learned to speak up, and voice my opinions without hesitation.
I have also gained more confidence in myself as a role model for the community that I grew up in. Inspiring people and spreading the word about what makes Special Olympics so great is the best job that I can dream of.
Most Importantly, I want future Global Messengers to know that you should never limit yourself and your abilities. You have a lot to give by encouraging others to support such a great cause.
When people feel included, and respected in their communities, the world feels it, too.