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Forbes Features Special Olympics Athlete and Marketing Development Coordinator, Novie Craven

Novie holding up a gold medal.
Novie's Special Olympics DC bocce ball team wins gold at the USA Games in Seattle, Washington in 2018.

"When others have an intellectual or physical disability, they can succeed and should not be excluded."
Novie Craven, Special Olympics Athlete and Employee

The following is an excerpt from the article titled, “What A Special Olympics Athlete Wants You To Know About Inclusion ,” published by Forbes.com .

Novie Craven has been a podcast host and Special Olympics athlete in Washington DC for over ten years. She also happens to have cerebral palsy on her right side, but she doesn't let anything stop her. Novie's current mission is to inspire people of all abilities and lead the way in advocating for inclusive health through her confidence and healthy lifestyle.

Novie also has a message for the public regarding those with disabilities. She said, "I would like to tell people that even when others have an intellectual or physical disability, they can succeed and should not be excluded."

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