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Ken Melvin

Before Ken Melvin found Special Olympics, he was on a path that led to nowhere. Through Special Olympics, he emerged as a leader and mentor for people with and without intellectual disabilities. With his new found confidence, he set out to achieve a lifelong dream – serving in the military. After taking the test to get into the National Guard seven times, he finally passed and was deployed to Afghanistan in 2009. Follow Ken as helps create a more inclusive world through sport and service!