(LOUISVILLE, August 3rd, 2004, 6 p.m.) -- A young Louisville athlete says she hopes to play tennis on an Olympic team someday. Meanwhile, her writing skills are taking her to Athens this fall.
Thirteen-year-old Kristen Knabel won an all-expenses-paid trip to Greece for the Paralympic games in an essay contest on the meaning of ability.
She recently took pointers from top-ranked professional wheelchair tennis player Karin Korb.
Kristen's essay was one of eight chosen nationwide by the National Paralympic Academy. In her essay, Kristen writes: "ability is achieving goals even when the world says it's impossible and knowing you can achieve any goal or dream you set for yourself."