Meet Emma – a kind and compassionate 18 year old from Omaha, NE. Emma lives with an intellectual disability due to brain damage from a birth defect. She has had multiple surgeries, but does not let anything slow her down from doing her favorite thing, playing sports.
Emma has never met a sport she didn’t love. You can find her playing football, volleyball, track and field, and bowling. Her all time favorite sport is powerlifting. Emma has been putting in the hours at the gym and can deadlift a personal record of 198 lbs!
She is passionate about serving alongside Special Olympics to advocate for accessibility to sports for all people. Her dream is to compete in powerlifting at the Special Olympics USA Games and, someday, the World Games.
When Emma isn’t playing sports, she can be found in the kitchen baking or watching her favorite movie, Mamma Mia. She loves going to UNL sports camps and meeting the athletes.
Emma’s sports dream is to be a VIP at a Huskers Football game! She has never attended a game before and dreams of being in the tunnel walk, meeting players, and seeing the collegiate weight rooms.
Emma constantly demonstrates respect, kindness, and care for those around her. We are thrilled to make Emma’s Dream come true to celebrate and care for her, just like she does for everyone else.