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Amie Dugan/Special Olympics
Last month, Lauren Alaina
packed her bags and headed to PyeongChang, South Korea, for the Special Olympics World Games. While the trip may have taken her out of her comfort zone, she had a life-changing experience as an Ambassador for Project Unify, meeting and being inspired by numerous athletes from around the world.
"I've only been out of the country twice and that was to go to Canada and the Philippines," Lauren tells The Boot. "It was cool to go to Korea and see how different everything is there. On top of that, I got to go to the Special Olympics and I got to meet all of those amazing athletes who worked so hard and were so excited to be there. You don't understand how much it truly means to them until you're there and you watch it first hand. To see people from all different countries come together and support each other, and to see their smiling faces as they're competing, it's incredible."