A pair of teenagers aren’t letting their physical disabilities stop them from competing in sports.
Grace Bunke, 14, and McClain Hermes, 16, of metro Atlanta met at BlazeSports. The organization helps kids with disabilities by allowing them to compete in adaptive sports, ABC News reports.
Hermes has Wagner Syndrome. She is completely blind in her right eye and is losing vision in her left eye. She was the youngest U.S. athlete to compete in the Paralympics in Rio.
Bunke has osteosarcoma and has faced 18 rounds of chemotherapy, according to ABC News. She also had a partial leg amputation. She’s won several medals for her races in Georgia
The two became fast friends when they met at BlazeSports.
“One day we were thrown in the same lane together and just instantly became friends,” said Hermes.
They help each other both on land and in the water, supporting each other in all endeavors.
“We can compete in elite level sports and kick butt and win medals,” said Hermes.