INSPIRATION: Brianna Williams has not allowed Cerebral Palsy to stop her. The young woman created a program to help others with physical challenges.
“Three days after I was born, I needed open heart surgery. With the prayers of family and friends, I successfully made it through my six-hour surgery, said Williams.
“At the age of three, I was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy, and my doctor said I would never be able to walk, talk, or do anything my peers were able to do.
At the ripe old age of three-and-a-half, I got my first power wheelchair. I left many trampled toes and scuffed up furniture in my wake learning to use it. My family might tell you that I still leave scuffed up walls around. At the age of four, I learned that I made a difference in the lives of my peers,” she said.
But the honors college student will quickly show you that there’s many facets to her life and she’s certainly not limited by a disability.
The gregarious and enterprising young CEO has created a non-profit organization called “Soaring Beyond Our Limits, Inc.” to show that there’s so much more to special needs youth than meets the eye.
The mission at Soaring Beyond Our Limit, Inc. is to encourage and impact the lives of special needs youth in the community by embracing differences, removing barriers, and providing opportunities to create a social support network.
“I love seeing the children and how their personalities come out when they’re on stage,” said Williams.
Williams says she has received tremendous support each year from family, friends and well-wishers. The participants’ families are very supportive of their children’s courage to get on stage before hundreds. The showcase is the culmination of what Williams had in mind when she formulated the organization.
Sometimes I found even myself wondering these things about other people. So, I started this organization, Soaring Beyond Our Limits, Inc., with the purpose of getting people to see that we can do it, we can do whatever we set our minds to do! We can soar beyond the limits that we and others have placed upon us! I want this to be the foundation of a community that supports each other as we grow and soar into our future.” Williams has great expectations for this year’s event.
For more information on “Soaring Beyond Our Limits, Inc,” or the 4th Annual Showcase, please call 561-632-3625 or email: Soaringbeyondourlimits@gmail.com, or visit the website at: www.SoaringBeyondOurLimits.com.