Just like a certain sea-loving Disney princess, 8-year-old Natalie has always been called to the water. It's the one place she feels strong and free — not fragile.
Natalie was born with osteogenesis imperfecta, or brittle bone disease. She has suffered more than 40 broken and fractured bones over the years, but according to her parents, her spirit is unbreakable.
The little girl shines brightest when she's in the pool doing what she loves most. Not only does swimming strengthen her muscles, but it also sharpens her tenacity. There, her dad Joe said, "She can do things she could never dream of doing on land."
That includes performing a solo in the first-ever AWD (athletes with disabilities) division of the Junior Olympic Championship!
For her routine, Natalie chose "How Far I'll Go" from Disney's "Moana." She couldn't have picked a better song because her performance proves she is truly limitless!
See the underwater star shine in the video below, and share her story to inspire someone today.
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