dt-1.common.streams.StreamServer.clsCaitlyn Morton is an inspiration, not just to those of us in the Cerebral Palsy community, but to just about anyone who meets her.  Her smile lights up a room, and the moment she starts to talk, you realize that the outward beauty of that smile mirrors the kind, sweet, determined spirit that lives on the inside.  This might sound strange coming from someone who has only met Caitlyn once, but she really is the kind of person who leaves a lasting impression.  Maybe it was the way she spoke to my daughter about how Cerebral Palsy doesn’t have to get in the way of your dreams.  Maybe it was the fact that she gave Olivia her email address without hesitation, telling her she could talk to her anytime.  Or perhaps it was the look of joy and pride she had on her face when her mother told us that Caitlyn was attending college on a track scholarship.  Whatever it was, it has stuck with us.  We think of Caitlyn often, and I was thrilled when I saw a post on Facebook about the possibility of her competing at the Paralympics next year in Rio!  What could be more inspiring than that?

To learn more about Caitlyn’s story, read on.  To help contribute to her family’s fundraising campaign for her trip, check out her gofundme page.