HEATHER is a young woman who doesn’t let life pass her by!

She is very active in Special Olympics and plays on four of the Ottawa County Rocket teams—softball, basketball, bowling, and track. She told us that basketball is her favorite, but she is a fierce competitor in each sport.  Heather earned a bronze medal for bowling at the 2022 Ohio Special Olympics State Games.

Her regular participation in OCBDD’s SASSY (Self-Advocates Sayin’ Something Yeah!) group has taught Heather to speak up for herself. She enjoys the guest speakers at the meetings and said she has learned a lot from them.

Heather really loves socializing and is a frequent member of Ottawa County Board of DD’s REC group.  She enjoys going out to eat with them and participates in as many of the fun REC outings as she can.  Heather is looking forward to their trip to the pumpkin patch in October. She also likes to spend a quiet night at home watching TV.

Hobby Lobby is one of her favorite shopping trips. She needs a LOT of art supplies for her hobbies of sewing, bead crafts and jewelry making, and diamond painting!

In her spare time Heather works at a local retail store and shared that she really likes her job.

When asked to describe herself she chose the words happy, helpful, sweet, kind, and thankful.  We can’t think of more appropriate words to describe Heather and are so thrilled that she has such a full and fulfilling life!