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      A Heartland man representing Special Olympics in a big way

      <p>Jared Niemeyer of Edina now is representing Special Olympics by speaking on behalf of those who have disabilities.</p><p> </p>

      A Heartland man is helping an organization that has done so much for him.

      Jared Niemeyer of Edina has been involved in the Special Olympics since he was eight years old. He has competed for the state on the local, state and national levels.

      Now he is representing the organization by speaking on behalf of those who have disabilities.

      His message is sharing the special olympics perspective that everyone, those with disabilities and those without, have a responsibility in creating a unified world.

      "I became a better person because of Special Olympics opportunities and living in an inclusive world. Every person deserves the opportunity be included," Niemeyer said.

      Niemeyer considers himself one of the voices of the unified generation as they fight injustice, intolerance and inactivity by playing and living unified.

      Next he hopes to participate in the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles in July 2015, even if it's as a volunteer.