Cayla Lane entered life as a micro preemie, at one pound thirteen ounces. She was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy and she underwent nineteen brain surgeries. The doctors were very doubtful that she would be able talk, walk, or even run. She proved them wrong! By the time Cayla was nine, she had to have surgery to remove her tibia, and she bounced back! Cayla is now a senior in high school taking all regular education classes and enjoys working with physical fitness themed classes.
Although Cayla has had many hurdles to overcome, she has been competing with Special Olympics Louisiana for over six years in power lifting, bocce, track and field, bowling, and swimming. She always brings a smile to every competition. When Cayla initially began swimming she could not even pull her arm out of the water, and now she does the backstroke! Upon graduation Cayla plans to attend a college, possibly majoring in general studies.