Jenni’s Moment

Jenni’s younger brother Jason has Down syndrome. Growing up, Jason was one of the first students with Down syndrome in their school district. This lead to isolation and exclusion. Through Special Olympics and youth leadership opportunities, Jenni and Jason witnessed inclusion for the first time. This gave Jenni the inspiration to create the PALS program and the “Congratulations Project”. This is an initiative where people with Down syndrome write letters of hope. They get sent to new parents of babies diagnosed with Down syndrome. In this video, we hear real letters that were delivered to those parents.

About ‘The Moment’ Series

All around the country, people experience life-changing moments. Moments when they finally see the true power of inclusion. “The Moment”, is a 10 episode series. It shows how the Special Olympics movement has impacted people’s lives through the power of inclusion.