Grace Anne, varsity cheerleader

September 23, 2013   Tributes

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Hello, I read the story of teen Jasmyn Sloan. That is certainly inspirational.

The reason I’m writing is my daughter, Grace Anne. She is 15 and also suffers from Spina Bifida. She is in a wheelchair but she doesn’t let it stop her in any way. Her favorite phrase is “I’ve got this.”

She recently became the first disabled varsity cheerleader in our town’s history as a freshman for football and basketball under the watchful eye of her coach, Dana Cruz. She literally has made hundreds of friends and recently began weight training to build her strength and flexibility. She is currently nearing the end of her freshman year in High School and plans on going to college and becoming a pediatrician or assistant.

She is one of the Faces of Spina Bifida and I thought, perhaps, you would like to share her story to show others in her situation exactly what you can accomplish if you try. My wife and I are so proud of her.

Submitted by Phil Lenz

Thank YOU, Phil! Your passion for Grace Anne, her health and happiness, inspired us to create the tribute pages on Faces of Spina Bifida online magazine. Go Dad!