(FeaturedNews.com) – Carmen Wilkey is a 10-year-old from Colorado that has defied the odds by becoming a track star, despite the fact that she was born without a left fibula, outside metatarsal, and one of her toes. This resulted in her needing to be amputated as a baby.
Her father, Michael Wilkey, revealed to Nexstart’s KDVR that during her first year in track, she had actually managed to break three national records for her gender, age, and classification.
Most recently she took part in the Endeavor games in Oklahoma where she managed to qualify for every event. Now they are heading to Homewood, Alabama, where Wilkey is set to compete in the nationals. All of these competitions were organized by Move United.
Prior to their stop for the national competition, the family had to make one important stop in Nashville, Tennessee. It is there that Carmen is going to get a fitting for her new running blade and leg that has been provided for her by Amputee Blade Runners.
In the interview, young Carmen revealed that it was all very exciting and that sometimes things could get crazy. She said that overall, the whole experience was very fun and that she has enjoyed getting the chance to meet with other people.
At the same time, her father said that he was hoping this would show the type of outlets that are available to children who are like his daughter. He said that it has been incredible seeing his daughter excel in all these different types of activities from such a young age.
He also pointed out that the most important thing is access as oftentimes children in this community are not aware of all the options that are available.
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