Jeison Mendez Barrios Escazuceño, a young man with a dream that with work and effort became a reality. Our athlete obtained his first Gold medal of 400 meters, Silver in 800 meters and bronze in Revelation of 4 x 100 meters in athletics. At the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019.
Life always gives you rewards and one of those is to meet with such incredible people, know them and share so much with them. Here I tell you some of the people I know who helped Jeison to achieve it
First María Antonieta Grijalba Jiménez a dedicated teacher, which I have the honor of knowing since 1992 when I was a teacher at the Quesada Yanuario, later I had the honor of being with her in the Municipal Council 2010-2016 when I was a syndicate by San Antonio de Escazu and now as Alternate Regulator 2016-2020. A lady dedicated to education and the community.
The other person is David Torres the trainer of the program of people with disabilities, senior citizen of the Cantonal Committee of Sports and Recreation of Escazú a human being delivered and always willing to give more.
Antoinette who at the time when she was at the El Carmen School always supported the sport and helped Jaison in everything she could. Not only in his stage of education, I support him socially and economically to his family
David for his part has been his coach and I am a witness that not only in the s
porting part, but also in the economy, in his diet, to help him get his passport to be a representative in Dubai
Jeison is part of the Sports Committee since 2017 being supported sportingly and economically so that he reaches his goals and can send him to Dubai. Jeison is also a student at the Liceo de Escazu and for his part, Manuel Barrantes, coordinator of special education at the Liceo de Escazu, has been part of the development of this athlete. But you also have to mention to your family that it is an important part of your achievements.
But it is not the committee for what I do this article, it is for the two human beings which I know that because of their dedication they have been able to help this young man.
Thanks to Antonieta and David for their great work, for their dedication and for their values.