Gatorade's Win from Within Highlights a Determined Young Athlete

By: Laura McQuarrie - Oct 16, 2014
References: gatorade & youtu.be
Gatorade's 'Win From Within' is a five-part video series that puts a focus on extraordinary people who have overcome adversity with physical activity. The third installment in the series tells the story of 12-year-old Erica Wilson, a healthy, active kid who was suddenty struck with transverse myelitis, a neurological disorder that caused her to lose the use of her legs.

Although Erica may never be able to walk again, this certainly hasn't stopped her any from being able to move. Gatorade highlights the story of how Erica came to be a star player on Alabama’s Lakeshore Lakers, a wheelchair basketball team in Birmingham. The sport increased Erica's confidence and someday, she has dreams to coach other kids and compete at this sport at a global level.