Blind Runner

Dedication: Margaret Brown - my coach

My name is Hayes. I am an 11 year old rising 5th grader at Providence Spring Elementary. I did Girls on the Run the last 2 seasons. I loved Girls on the Run because it made me feel proud and confident. At first I was nervous because I was born blind. I wasn’t sure how things would work but everyone was so nice. I liked that it was a community where everyone could express themselves. I felt very included and happy when they gave me my papers in Braille.

I felt very proud when I completed my first 5K. It built up my confidence and I met great friends. I enjoyed Girls On the Run and would love to do it again.


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