WILLIAMSVILLE, NY (WIVB.com) -
I have always been a relatively confident person. However, no matter how confident one is, there are always moments where one questions, “Do I have what it takes?” This past April, I was having one of those weeks where I felt a little bit of self-doubt. Luckily, that was the same week I met Amy Cavagnaro, an 18-year-old girl who taught me a valuable lesson.
Amy was a senior at Williamsville North this past year. During her high school years she ran track and swam for the Spartans. The multi-sport athlete has Down syndrome and Cerebral palsy on one side of her body. Also, at age four Amy battled Leukemia.
Despite the challenges she faces, Amy pursues each day with a smile on her face. She sets goals and works hard to attain them, while simultaneously and unknowingly motivating those around her to do the same.
Amy has encountered more roadblocks than some see in a lifetime. In addition to the fact that she never quits when pursuing a goal, she doesn’t question herself either. Amy reminded me that rather than wasting energy doubting one’s ability to succeed, like Amy, one should simply enjoy the journey.
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