Special Olympics has helped me realize that the words never give up are not in my vocabulary. I am 17 years old and have been a Special Olympics athlete for 7 years. I have always been afraid to talk to people because I felt they did not listen. That was until I made Team Missouri, took an Athlete Leadership course, and decided to make video blogs for my teammates. I have learned that my voice is heard, and I am now the Health Messenger for Team Missouri. I now know I have a voice, and I will never give up.