11-Year Old Blind Girl Finishes Honolulu Marathon

Wakana Ueda, a blind 11-year-old girl from Toyota City, Japan, did something any fully grown human with sight would have a hard time doing. The courageous young girl finished the Honolulu marathon in 14 hours, 3 minutes and 12 this past Sunday. Wakana’s mother explained that, besides the obvious fact of running 26.2 miles without being able to see, there were more obstacles. “Before the halfway mark, her leg was cramping up, and she was thinking about quitting many times, but because the team supported her, she was able to finish.”

She may have finished last, but as her mother stated: “what Wakana lacks in sight, she makes up for in heart.”

via Hawaii News Now