Kayla Wheeler is preparing to compete in the 2016 Paralympic Games (altso.org)Kayla Wheeler was born with three congenital amputations: missing both legs and one arm. Her doctor recommended swimming as a form of physical therapy.
And now, at age 16, Wheeler is literally breaking world records.
Washington CNN affiliate KCPQ reports that Wheeler already has competed in Brazil, Mexico and the Netherlands and has her sights set on competing in the next Paralympics in 2016.
"It's kind of indescribable. When they announce her name and she's representing the United States, I get goose bumps all over. I'm so amazed that's my child," Joyce Wheeler, Kayla's mother, said.
"We always told her there is nothing you can't do, we just might have to figure out a different way for you to do it, and she has pushed the envelope.”
And when she’s not swimming, Wheeler also plays baseball, bowls and skis.
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