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A Special Olympian, awarded for her work

celebration of people melanie.jpgMelanie Héroux has won gold, silver and bronze medals in her time swimming at the Special Olympics. But when she was born, doctors thought she'd never walk or talk.

 

Today Melanie is nominated for a Celebration of People Award. Every year, the awards mark the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities. They recognize people in the community working to build a more accessible and inclusive Ottawa. Melanie is one of those people, and she joined us in studio.

 

Update: after our interview, at the awards, Melanie won in the sports category -- congrats to her!

 

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