This time of year brings lots of great news about the accomplishments of our young people. With his family’s permission, I wanted to share some truly inspiring news from Tracy’s Kids participant Noah Grove.
When Noah was five, I was part of the team that helped him through cancer treatment. Though he had an above-the-knee amputation, Noah became a wonderful athlete–first playing golf, then running, and other sports. Now, ten years later, his family encouraged him to try out for the Paralympic Sled Hockey Team. At first he didn’t want to because he doesn’t consider himself disabled. Long story short, he made the training camp.
His mom shared part of the letter he got from the USA Hockey Player Development Committee:
You have been selected by the USA Hockey Player Development Committee as one of the top players in the sled hockey community and are invited to participate in the 8th Annual 2013 USA SledHockey Select Camp to be conducted July 13, 2013 through July 18, 2013 in Buffalo, NewYork. Attendance at this Camp is by invitation only.
He trains with the Wounded Warriors, too! What a great success story! Proud to know you.
WTG Noah!!!!!!!!!