“As young parents,” Norman said, “we both asked, ‘What does this mean? How could this be God’s plan? What’s in store for her?’”
Grace starred at Xenia Christian, and using the J-shaped, carbon fiber Cheetah prosthetic, became the first amputee to qualify for Ohio’s state state track and field meet. Her performance in Brazil took her story to a new level.
“Throughout Grace’s life,” Tim Norman said, “we’ve watched her overcome some of the issues, having to learn how to use a prosthetic, having to learn how to keep up with other kids in sports. … I don’t think it was until this event that we really started to see the full extent of what God has planned for Grace. I think she put it best when she said, ‘On my own, I can do nothing, but with God, I can do amazing things.’ ”