Hello Area 26!!
Last month, my friend, neighbor and fellow Fit5-er Kyler Reese (the Area Global and Health Messenger) and his Dad (the newsletter editor) joined a group from all over the Country for Special Olympics' Capitol Hill Day. I had a talk with him about his experience...
"Q. How many Congresspeople did you meet with?
A: Seven Groups
Q: Who was with you on the Virginia Delegation (the Virginia group)?
A: My Dad, Veronica Jennings, David Thomason, Dave Pawlowski and Joy Cavagnaro
Q: What was your role in the Group?
A: I was the health speaker
Q. How many other athletes were with you?
A: One or two each session - they were different.
Q: How many Mentors and Staff people?
A: My Dad was a mentor and there were about 4 staff for each session.
Q. What was the message you were there to give?
A: Special Olympic athletes need regular medical care. We need to make sure that we are taken care of, and we were asking for money to help with the program.
Q. Did you have fun? Would you want to do it again?
A: Yes! It was exciting and the message is important. I will go back again next year.
Wow, Kyler, That sounds like a lot of fun and a really good thing to do. Thank you for sharing!"