We interviewed Special Olympics South Africa athlete Daven Jacobs who was screened during the Healthy Athletes Screening at Mitchell’s Plain School of Skills in Cape Town.
Devan shared with us that, having been screened before, it means so much to him seeing all the health practitioners who are simply all there to dedicate their time in ensuring better health for all the athletes who attended the screening.
Growing up, Devan said, it was hard adapting to the community. It would hurt him when some of his peers made fun of him and treated him as though he had a disease.
It makes him feel proud knowing that through the programs introduced by Special Olympics South Africa at his school, it became easy for him to be able to socialize around the community.