Athlete on American Ninja Warrior…
Kris and I both watch the show, not only for the amazing athletic feats, but the incredible stories. One story this year was a 16 year-old girl named Katie Bone.
Now Katie Bone is a nationally ranked rock climber, and she has had type one diabetes since she was eleven. She wears insulin pumps on the back of her arms.
The night she ran the Ninja first stage course, up until her, no one, not even major pros, had made it through the 5th obstacle and I was telling Kris I thought it was too tough, no one would make it.
And then along came Katie Bone. She went through the entire course like she did it all the time and hit the buzzer, the first one of the night.
16 years old, type 1 diabetes.
Then when the hosts were talking with her, they asked her some question about doing what she does with diabetes, and her response made Kris and I both rewind and write it down.
Katie Bone said simply, “I don’t need easy. I just need possible.”
Let me repeat that…
“I don’t need easy. I just need possible.”
Katie Bone. 16 years old, nationally ranked rock climber, type 1 diabetic.
Well folks, being a professional writer is possible. Many of us prove it all the time.
It’s not easy, but it is possible.