At InspireMore, we’ve seen amazing athletes with disabilities of every sort fight their way to triumph. You may remember the story of Bailey Matthews, an 8-year-old triathlete with cerebral palsy. Matthews began racing with his father when he was only a small child and has never stopped chasing his dream. A video of Matthews crossing the finish line at his most recent triathlon swept the world for all the right reasons.
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Then there was the story of Matt Woodrum, a high schooler with cerebral palsy that decided to enter his school’s longest race in track. For Matt, the race was more about proving to himself that he could overcome any hurdle in life than finishing in first place.
Our story today features a team of five runners from Waco, TX, affectionately known as The Misfits. Due to a temporary, though serious condition, Misfits member Sherrie Brumbelow has been unable to open her eyes for the last 4 months… but that hasn’t stopped her from chasing her dreams.
As Sherrie’s eyesight began to fail, teammate Tamra Walthall was determined to keep her friend’s spirits alive. Tamra suggested they tether their arms together and start running every day. Their daily sessions quickly morphed into training for the Miracle Match Marathon Relay,
Side by side, the duo flew through their portion of the race. When it was all said and done, The Misfits took the second place in their age group. Sherrie and Tamra were all smiles. Check out the moment they cross the finish line below!
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