We are proud to introduce Abby Thielman, a remarkable fourth-grade student at The Basilica School of Saint Mary, who has emerged as a passionate advocate for the Special Needs community. Recently, Abby made a significant impact by lending her voice to an article published by the Catholic News Agency. In the article titled "Newest Barbie Doll is Monumental," Abby expressed her perspective as a Down Syndrome advocate, highlighting the importance and significance of the latest Barbie doll designed to represent individuals with Down Syndrome. Abby's eloquent words and unwavering dedication to promoting inclusivity and understanding have truly made a difference in raising awareness and acceptance for individuals with special needs. She serves as an inspiration to her peers and the entire school community.