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Brave in the Attempt is a podcast sponsored by Special Olympics Nebraska (SONE). Hosted by Special Olympics Nebraska athlete Wyatt Spalding. This podcast is for Special Olympics athletes, coaches, families, fans, volunteers health professionals , anyone with and without a disability, We want to get to know your stories of what you've gone through in your life and how Special Olympics has helped you a long the way.This podcast is for everybody.We all face challenges in life.It's about how we adapt to those challenges. 

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Brave in the Attempt is a podcast sponsored by Special Olympics Nebraska (SONE). Hosted by Special Olympics Nebraska athlete Wyatt Spalding. This podcast is for Special Olympics athletes, coaches, families, fans, volunteers health professionals , anyone with and without a disability, We want to get to know your stories of what you've gone through in your life and how Special Olympics has helped you a long the way.This podcast is for everybody.We all face challenges in life.It's about how we adapt to those challenges. 

    Chief Health Officer of Special Olympics Dimitri Christakis

    Chief Health Officer of Special Olympics Dimitri Christakis

    Wyatt interviews Chief Health Officer of Special Olympics Dimitri Christakis. In Dimitri's early life he grew up in Greece and then moved to united states when he started school. Dmitri first experience with Special Olympics was when he was in medical school and volunteered at the Pennsylvania state games. Dimitri share how he became a pediatrician and his experiences in treating people with disability's in the health profession. Dimitri tells the sto...

    • 26 min
    Special Olympics Board Member UNMC Sarah Smith

    Special Olympics Board Member UNMC Sarah Smith

    Wyatt Interviews Special Olympics Nebraska's Board Member Sarah Smith. Sarah grew up in Omaha Nebraska. Sarah talks about her time in medical school at University of Nebraska Medical Center where she became a Health Professional in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. Sarah talks about what its like treating people with disabilities that also have health conditions as well. Wyatt and Sarah talk about what the transition is like from being a kid to growing into adulthood and having to...

    • 35 min
    Healthy Hearing Clinical Director Kelly Pritchett

    Healthy Hearing Clinical Director Kelly Pritchett

    Wyatt Interviews Healthy Hearing Clinical Director Kelly Pritchett. Kelly Volunteers for Special Olympics health screenings. She is also a part of the Special Olympics health hearing program. Kelly shares how she got involved with Special Olympics and the tanning she went through to become the Healthy Hearing Clinical Director. After her training Kelly volunteered to be one of the Drs. for the health screening's at the USA games in Lincoln Nebraska. Kelly talks about what sh...

    • 22 min
    Fremont Speical Olympics coach Cory Piercy

    Fremont Speical Olympics coach Cory Piercy

    Wyatt interviews his former Special Olympics coach Cory Piercy. Wyatt played for Cory for 15 seasons. Cory coaches many Special Olympics sports in the Fremont community flag football, basketball, Track & field golf ect. Cory shares his experience growing up playing sports as a kid. Cory played college football and basketball at Midland University in Fremont. . Cory served in the Army reverse during college his number got called so he put his education on hold to go serve our country...

    • 54 min
    RJ Nealon "The One Handed Bandit" Speical Olympics North America sports Journalist

    RJ Nealon "The One Handed Bandit" Speical Olympics North America sports Journalist

    On this episode of Brave in the Attempt Wyatt interviews RJ Nealon. RJ who is a Sports Journalist for Special Olympics North America and a Jujitsu adaptive athlete. RJ talks about what it was like for him growing up with Cerebral Palsy the challenges he faced with CP. People told RJ he couldn't go to college that he wouldn't be a sports Journalist just because he has Cerebral Palsy. Well RJ didn't listen to those negative comments. He played Wide Receiver for his high school...

    • 38 min
    Independent provider Sarah Burch. "In the community with people I like to hangout with"!

    Independent provider Sarah Burch. "In the community with people I like to hangout with"!

    Wyatt interviews Independent provider Sarah Burch. Sarah was hired to run a day camp for kids with and without disabilities watching them all play games together is when Sarah found her passion. Sarah has worked for Special Olympics Nebraska and Wisconsin. Before that she was a Special Education teacher for 10 years. Sarah has coached many Special Olympics sports that she has lost count. She loves to see how competitive her athletes get when they play in there state tournaments. Sarah i...

    • 44 min

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