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Special Olympics Calls for Action on World Health Day

As people across the globe recognize World Health Day today, Special Olympics Health, made possible by the Golisano Foundation, begins expanded health programming for people with intellectual disabilities. This population lacks access to adequate healthcare and faces significant health disparities. The need for this work in building inclusive communities is great and evidenced across societies. Read this powerful blog authored by Dr. Matthew Holder that calls for action on behalf of a young girl named Lily who needs a transplant. Doctors believe that Lily will have an intellectual or developmental disability when she grows up and because of this, she is not on the transplant list. Learn more and show your support for Lily.

About Me:

In addition to his roles at Global Medical Advisor for Special Olympics and Global Clinical Advisor for the MedFest discipline of Special Olympics Healthy Athletes®, Dr. Matthew Holder, MD, MBA, is the CEO of the Lee Specialty Clinic and President of the American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry.

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Read Dr. Holder's Blog Post