BY: USA GAMES CORRESPONDENT, TYNAN GABLE
If you ever doubt that one person can change the world, this week’s game changer will reassure you. Alicia Jory lights up and unites her community with her enthusiasm for all that she does. She is tirelessly spirited and passionate; these qualities make her a perfect candidate for the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games’ #ImAGameChanger campaign.
Alicia is the Director of Sports and Recreation at an organization called the Friendship Home in Delaware County, Oklahoma. The Friendship Home seeks to provide residential services, occupational training and preparation services, and community involvement opportunities for individuals with disabilities. Alicia’s mother, Cathy, helped get the Friendship Home started and got Alicia and her brother Rob involved. Today, one of Alicia’s personal goals for the residents is to get them involved in as many community events as possible.