June 2, 2011

Young Swimmer's Disability is Her Strength

Hannah, 10, trains at the YMCA in Raleigh
Photo by: Teri Saylor, News & Observer

"Everyone has something about them that's different," Hannah Aspden said. "Mine is just more obvious." 

Hannah was born with congenital hip disarticulation and does not have her left leg, but has not let that slow her down one bit. An inspiring 10 year old from Raleigh, N.C., Hannah was recently featured in the Raleigh News & Observer.

After starting swimming at age four, Hannah has loved being in the pool ever since. She recently was the youngest competitor at the U.S. Paralympics Spring Nationals/2011 Spring Can-Am Meet, with dreams to swim in the Olympics or Paralympics.
Hannah's confidence and positive spirit reminds me of Amigo owner Ron Bachman, who had both legs amputated at a young age and today travels the country as a motivational speaker.

Hannah, Ron and the many other people with disabilities I have met or read about continue to inspire me daily!

Read the complete article here.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I applaud her work ethic and motivation. Her greatest strength emanates from her physical developmental disabilities.

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