Shelby Brown, 11, is partial blind in one eye. Her lack of vision has not derailed her from being a star gymst. She’s not merely competing, but achieving first places medals and one of the top gymnast for her age at Zanesville Gymnastics.
“She was born three months premature and with retinopathy of prematurity,” said Margaret Brown, Shelby’s mother. “The blood vessels in one of her eyes grew too fast, and she had retinal detachment. By 3 months old, the doctor was checking her daily, then lasered the ends of the blood vessels and was at least able to save one eye.”
An inspirational accomplishment for a girl who at a young age seems determine to achieve her goals in life. Many individuals could learn from her story that one can achieve their goals and not be discouraged by any obstacle.