She’s a runner and has been fighting pain (and subsequently slow races) all season. As a High School Senior, it’s been even more heart breaking for her.

Today was the Virginia High School Cross Country State Championships, and she was called up because another runner got sick on her team. We had hoped she could just finish the race without pain.

Like from a movie, she not only ran without pain, but finished 27th out of 101, ran a 20:26 5k, and helped propelled her team to a 3rd place overall performance.

As a parent, you never get tired of seeing your kid smile, but it’s even more special when they overcome adversity.