Altoona Mirror Special Olympian of the Month

Name: Kathleen Rose Blazewicz

Hometown: Hollidaysburg

School: Graduate of Seton Home Study School out of Front Royal, Virginia

Parents: Roxann and Andrew Blazewicz

Special Olympics participation: Basketball, figure skating, bocce and basketball

Length of involvement in Special Olympics: Five years

Special Olympics highlights: Competing for a basketball team at the 2014 Summer Games at Penn State.

Places traveled to with Special Olympics: Johnstown

Family involvement in Special Olympics: Mom has been a volunteer the past two years.

Personal triumphs: Awarded a silver medal in figure skating at Winter Games in Johnstown in 2013.

Special Olympics goal: To be a good team player and improve my basketball skills.