The Captain: Kayla
If you have been following along this week, you have met the extraordinary athletes that will be wearing ‘mTT Red & White’ at Ironman Wisconsin on Sunday, but at the center of this team is their leader, Captain Kayla.
In her young life, Kayla has met more challenges than most do in a lifetime. Born with cerebral palsy but not diagnosed, she lost her father from cancer at age 8, finally received her CP diagnosis at age 11 and has fought anxiety since at 13. Now, at 20 years old, Captain Kayla is ready to face yet another challenge; Ironman Wisconsin.
“It all started when I asked my guidance counselor if they could possibly do the Door County half marathon and the 5K that went along with that [with me]. I had 2 of my teachers and one of my uncles that was able to do my first mTT event. “
“I love this amazing organization and what they provide for differently abled athletes. I recently asked Christian if I could be a captain ambassador because I would like to get more people in Door County to be able to participate in athletic events besides special Olympics. I will always do mTT for however long I can. This is another family.”
“For Ironman, I’m a bit nervous about not being able to make the cutoffs.”