On UCF Alumni Today:
Students Who Use Wheelchairs Find Freedom on Rock-Climbing Tower
Inch by inch, participants pull themselves to the top of UCF's adaptive-climbing rock tower, ascending high above their wheelchairs and achieving new heights that others sometimes think they can't reach.
"It feels like a bit of freedom," said Katherine Torres, a student majoring in health services administration who has a muscle weakness that doesn't allow her to stand or walk. "I've always been one to challenge myself. And when a lot of people say I can't do something — just watch. I didn't know what to expect, but when I got half way there I thought to myself 'I'm going to keep on going. I can do this.'"