Nigeria

Students and athletes gather around a student under mosquito net and all are listening to a speaker.
Every year, malaria kills approximately 450,000 of the 220-million people that contract the disease each year. Special Olympics is fighting this mosquito-borne illness in places like Nigeria and Senegal.
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Three team players on the field, one coming into the group for an embrace and two give each others a high-five. Additional players are on the field in the background.
In Chicago, one of my responsibilities was to interview athletes, families, and volunteers. As a result, I had the great opportunity to write athlete stories of determination, loyalty, and bravery.
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