When They Said “No You Can’t,” Lainey Fredrickson Said “Yes I Can!”

When Lainey Fredrickson decided she wanted to play basketball for her high school team in Norman, OK, some suggested her disabilities might hold her back.

However, Lainey’s not the kind of person who lets pessimists, limitations or obstacles get in her way. Instead, Lainey stepped up and used her determination, perseverance and old-school Oklahoma grit to power through.

The bottom line? She made the team… And she scored… And she went on to win the 2017 Courage Award at The Oklahoman’s All City Prep Sports Awards Event hosted by Peyton Manning.

At The Oklahoman, it’s our great honor to bring our readers stories like Lainey’s, stories of everyday Oklahomans fighting to achieve their dreams.

When you’re looking for stories of inspiration, hope and #JournalismThatMatters, look no further than The Oklahoman.


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