Hanna standing for a professional photo wearing a red long sleeve Special Olympics polo.

Hanna Joy Atkinson

Hanna Joy Atkinson at age 24 is a Sargent Shriver International Global Messenger. She was born and raised in Littleton, Colorado where at the age of two, she was diagnosed with leukemia and her first fight began. After beating cancer, she found her love of skiing and started competing on the slopes with Special Olympics Colorado at the age of 13. From there, she joined Unified basketball, swimming, and cycling.
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Hanna Joy Atkinson standing with a young man in front of a company logo that reads: Channel Kindness.
This blog article, written by Hanna Joy Atkinson, a Special Olympics Sargent Shriver International Global Messenger, was originally posted by Special Olympics North America. Lady Gaga recently interviewed Hanna who served as a reporter for Lady Gaga’s Channel Kindness, the digital platform for her Born This Way Foundation.
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Hanna standing next to a bride as the bride holds a bouquet and has her arm around Hanna's shoulder.
To celebrate inclusion in my life, I was able to take part in some really fun events during the Global Week of Inclusion!
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