If you’re looking for a sign that the future of America is bright, meet 26-year-old Cleveland twins Sharita and Shaye Taylor, whose smiles and infectious personalities have brightened up our stay in Schladming, Austria. The twins and their family are here for the Special Olympics World Winter Games, where Sharita is competing in figure skating for the U.S. team.
Seven years ago Sadie’s childhood came to a screeching halt when suddenly everything she approached caused unbearable pain. Lisa Stump, Sadie’s mother, remembers as if it was yesterday: “She went from being a bubbly sunshiny toddler to crying all the time, not allowing any one to even touch her but me, not even her dad.”
Although facing some of life’s biggest challenges, a determination to win their battles – against all odds – brought these individuals through. Each one of these N’Courage stories of “Defying the Odds” embodies courage and strength that is nothing short of inspirational.
Battling a rare disease, this mother of two is relentlessly working on a needed change to her community that would help protect children and help families dealing with similar circumstances.