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Renee Manfredi, Special Olympics Hawaii, Athlete and Sargent Shriver International Global Messenger

Renee Manfredi

Renee Manfredi hails from Hawai’i & has been a Special Olympics athlete for over 14 years, participating in soccer, basketball, swimming, & softball. She competed in the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games in soccer where her team won the gold! She was also chosen as the Female Athlete of the Year for 2018. Because her father served in the Navy, she has had the opportunity to live in 7 different places ranging from Hawai’i to Bahrain & has had the opportunity to experience the diversity of many cultures and attitudes of inclusion. Renee just recently moved to Texas where she is already involved with Special Olympics Texas.

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After more than two long years of separation due to Covid-19, what better place to be able to bring over 5500 athletes together for in-person competition but the Happiest Place on Earth – Disney World!! I’m not even sure I can describe this week, but I will do my best.
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When I was assigned to write this blog, I was excited. This blog focuses on my life as a military child. I had so many thoughts going through my mind. What would I say? What would I talk about? How would I start?
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This year's National Women's History Month theme (Providing Healing, Promoting Hope) recognizes the many ways in which women have provided healing and hope to humanity for countless generations.
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As I look back on 2021, I think a big lesson for me this year was about facing CHANGE and embracing my new future. If we keep looking back, we miss out on opportunities that are before us.
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For National Disability Employment Awareness Month (October), I wanted to share about the BEST resource around: Special Olympics.
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As the Global Week of Inclusion began I thought, "what does inclusion really mean, what does it really look like?"
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