I recently had the pleasure of performing at Lucy Meyer's Special Olympics United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)-USA Partnership Gala. The Gala celebrated the progress this partnership has had over the past three years in improving the lives of children with disabilities all around the world. One in every 10 children has a disability worldwide. These children are one of the most marginalized groups in society, and are barred equal access to healthcare and education. Furthermore, they face exploitation and abuse at alarming rates. These challenges are even greater in third world nations. I am so passionate about this cause, because everyone deserves to feel safe and wanted. Our differences are what make us unique and beautiful. Through Lucy’s efforts, this partnership has raised over 2 million dollars to promote acceptance and inclusion globally and is active in over 30 countries.
ACCEPTANCE + INCLUSION = PROGRESS