Taylor Troha teaches us
Sometimes, we should think of the story of &8220;The Little Engine That Could.&8221;
face obstacles every day. At times, those barriers to what we perceive as our success seem nearly unsurmountable.
In our midst, we have a shining example of what you do when you don&8217;t have, but reach inside deep and produce.
Taylor Troha, 17,
always has participated in sports of some kind &8212; kickball or basketball. She has ridden her bicycle in the street with the other kids.
Nobody has ever told Taylor she can&8217;t do those things, although she was born with cataracts and glaucoma and lost her sight at age 8.
She&8217;s undergone 50 surgeries in her short lifetime and is about to make that No. 51 to correct her vision and other ailments she&8217;s had since birth.
But she has the spirit, the heart.
In September, Taylor will participate in the Paralympic Academy, one of two Alabama student-athletes chosen for the honor.
Her goal: to competed in the 2012 Paralympic Games in track and field or goalball.
We&8217;re likely to see her bring home a medal.
She has the right stuff.
The rest of us could learn from her example.