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May 31, 2013 | Africa: Cote dIvoire

Armed with Better Sight, Yao Armand looks Ahead to Future Competitions

By Karl Hejlik

Special Olympics athlete Yao Armand and the national Unified Football Team from Côte d'Ivoire had a successful campaign in South Africa in October by finishing third with a bronze medal and qualifying for a worldwide football competition to be held next year in Brazil. But that was just one of the highlights Yao will always remember from his trip to South Africa. He also received a prescription for new glasses through the Special Olympics Opening Eyes program, something that volunteer eyes doctors expect will dramatically improve his eyesight, his future performances on the field, and virtually every other aspect of his life.

About Karl Hejlik: Senior Manager, Health and Research Communications
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