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A freshman and a 4th-grader show how obstacles can be overcome


LouAnn Hays | Facebook | Fair Use

Cerith Gardiner - published on 01/17/21

The inspiring way a visually-impaired freshman is able to compete in cross-country races

A visually impaired freshman with a passion for cross-country running is able to compete thanks to a rope and a kind-hearted, speedy fourth-grader.

As reported in USA Today, Paul Scott, a high school student, is able to push his limits thanks to pairing up with a younger fellow athlete, Rebel Hays. The two boys are linked with a rope as they navigate lengthy, uneven courses. While Scott can feel a great sense of achievement, he can also inspire others with disabilities to try and fulfill their dreams.

Hays, however, is a great example of how kindness and consideration for others can really make a difference in someone’s life. The boys hope their friendship and running abilities will encourage other schools to look into this buddy system of running.

Take a look at the slideshow below to discover sporting heroes inspired by their Catholic faith…

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