Our Stories

Inclusion can change lives

Inclusion can change lives

A life-changing experience that reunited me with my long-lost mother. My name is Chutipa Phansuwan. My family and friends call me Jay. I am 15 years old.

Power to Change Mindsets

Power to Change Mindsets

I have a simple wish. I have a simple wish – to own a mobile phone and a dress in pink, my favorite color. These are possessions that most 16-year-olds in many parts of the world take for granted.

Welcome to Human R.A.C.E

Welcome to Human R.A.C.E

Welcome to Human R.A.C.E., our engine to drive Respect, Acceptance, Change and Equality for people with intellectual disabilities. We are more similar than we are different, so why discriminate? Hear our voices. Feel our fears. Share our joy as we race to the finish line.

Be Brave

Be Brave

Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt. When I was nine years old, I almost drowned during a swimming competition. The incident traumatized me. Since then, I developed a terrible phobia of the water.

Blessed to serve

Blessed to serve

As a medical practitioner, I consider myself blessed to be able to serve others. I have always wanted to do something out of the routine medical practice of a podiatrist. Special Olympics Bharat (India) has given me a platform to do so.

Chase your dreams

Chase your dreams

How would you feel if a doctor told you that your child might not ever be able to tie their own shoelaces? My parents heard exactly that from a doctor, when I was three years old, and diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

A world of equality and love

A world of equality and love

They are no less than us; we are all equal. Growing up with a cousin with cerebral palsy has shaped my perception of people with intellectual disabilities from a young age. Although she is non-verbal, I don’t find it hard to communicate with her.

Have an open heart and mind

Have an open heart and mind

My year-long journey as a volunteer with Special Olympics Singapore has been absolutely rewarding. I have stepped out of my comfort zone to take part in a sport I barely knew anything about.

Ready to conquer the world

Ready to conquer the world

My name is Abhishek Gogoi. I am from Assam, India. I was diagnosed with cerebral palsy as a child. I was told that, as a toddler, my parents had to watch as I missed one developmental milestone after another.

FROM DIRT ROADS TO THE PITCH

FROM DIRT ROADS TO THE PITCH

If you asked me five years ago, whether I can imagine life outside of my village, I’d probably have said no. There is one person I wish to thank for changing my life.