Best Buddies participants in Georgia share their journeys and experiences with Fox 5 Atlanta.
Best Buddies Ambassador, Chloe Thibault and SVP Global Mission, State Development and Operations, David Quilleon meet with WPBF’s Mark Kelly on air.
Jack Mayor found attending High School almost impossible because he was bullied by other students who didn’t understand his autism until he found Best Buddies.
“Because of Sam” Documentary Film Highlights Best Buddies Ambassador Sam Piazza’s Life Journey with Down syndrome
The film shows how Sam Piazza overcame bullying, won Homecoming King at Gaither High School, and is an advocate for people with disabilities.
“Being positive is the key to my existence and everyone has a struggle that they want to overcome. I do not want my cerebral palsy to define me.”
Jack has had quite the year with Best Buddies Illinois…
I was born at Tampa General Hospital in 1983; I was raised by my aunt, BJ, in Florida after my parents dropped me off at my grandmother’s house and never came back. School was hard for me. I was teased until I found Best Buddies in middle school. My bond with my middle school buddy helped me because I felt protected from everyone’s teasing and her friendship gave me something to look forward to every day…
Best Buddies’ Mikayla Holmgren Becomes First Woman with Down Syndrome to Compete in Miss Minnesota USA Pageant
Mikayla Holmgren is making history by becoming the first woman with DownMikayla Holmgren Syndrome to compete in the Miss Minnesota USA pageant – a first in any state.