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Valdosta Athlete Clay Doub shines a light throughout the community by showing how you can overcome obstacles. Born with Fragile X Syndrome, the lifelong athlete has influenced so many with his sense of team. These factors helped him develop socially and stay determined. Some of his accomplishments are: -In 1995, he received the Naismith Award for Special Olympics. -He received the 1998 Achievement Award from the Valdosta Mayor's Council for Persons with Disabilities. -In 2006, he represented Team Georgia at the Special Olympics USA Games, where he won two gold medals in the breaststroke and four-person relay. -At the World Games in 2009, Clay came home with the bronze in floor hockey. Through it all, Clay continues to be a wonderful example of how Special Olympics Georgia athletes can continue pushing forward with determination. Today, Clay lives independently and is a custodian with the Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks and Recreation Authority and remains an active athlete.

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