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Shooting for the Stars: Urban Breaking Barriers on Carroll Rifle Team

Shooting for the Stars: Urban Breaking Barriers on Carroll Rifle Team

Posted: Sep 11, 2019 11:17 PM
Updated: Sep 11, 2019 11:17 PM

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good evening everyone...sports sometimes gives us some really cool stories... and tonight's is no different...this girl is breaking down barriers in a first for her and her school... let me introduce you to daphne urban... 3 narrator: daphne urban other teenager.daphne urban: "i want to be successful, of actually love to do."narrator: but in many other ways, the 19- year-old junior at carroll high school is also not.amy urban: "daphne was adopted at age five and a half from the philippines."daphne: "i have lung problems, i have copd and eosinophillic asthma and bronchitis."narrator: she's also visually impaired, with near total blindness in her right eye, and 20/70 vision with the help of glasses in her left.amy: "these kiddos that start out in an orphanage are often labeled as kids from hard places. so they often have challenges that are different from their peers. daphne certainly has had many of those along the way. lots of questions, but she has met those challenges."narrator: and that is what makes daphne unique... which is why no one was surprised when she fell in love with a unique sport.amy: "it started with the turnstone brochure for their sports and wellness programs. i gave daphne the brochure, and she picked the air rifle program." daphne: "i love to shoot guns, like air rifle is my favorite one."amy: "she always picks things that are a little different than the norm, so that was good. the thing that interested her about the air rifle, was that she was able to do it with her visual impairment."narrator: daphne first began shooting just over a year ago. except, she didn't learn to shoot with her eyes... with the help of a high tech electronic shooting trainer called scatt... she learned to shoot with her ears. daphne: "i hear a high pitched noise and then i can actually hear the middle of the target, and when i hear the middle of the target, i can actually shoot the gun."narrator: there were some challenges when she first began...gregg: "when she came in she had problems sitting still, she had some issues with her mental focus." daphne: "it was very difficult, and then i got used to it, but i'm a very fast learner, so i got it pretty quick within the next week." narrator: but there's no denying what this sport has done for her.daphne: "it's changed my life."amy: "it's been hard for daphne to find things that she can excel in, as compared to her peers. and this is one of those times where she is doing as well as some of her peers are doing." narrator: now she's ready to join her first competitive sports team.. and become the first visually impaired athlete on carroll's rifle team.daphne: "it's going to be really fun to be a part of air rifle carroll chargers and i'm very excited. i feel really thrilled about it."amy: "it's fun to be a part of it, it's fun to watch it happen for her, and we heard the other day that she might even be able to get a letter jacket for participating, so that's exciting as well."narrator: but daphne hopes this is just the beginning of her story. daphne: "i'm hoping it can take me in to the world, olympics games and championship and i hope i can do that some day."amy: "we're proud of her. we're very,
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