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Girl with Cerebral Palsy Achieves Black Belt - featured March 9, 2010

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A freshman at La Crosse Central High School is testing for her black belt in karate this Saturday, March 6.

But she’s doing so with some added physical challenges. It's her strength and determination to succeed that is inspiring.

14-year-old Alahna Keil has been practicing karate for about four years.

"It teaches you some great lessons," Alahna said. "I've learned a lot of great lessons over time.”

Like having the strength and determination to never give up no matter what challenges you may face.

Alahna not only has the challenges of perfecting her karate moves, but she has to do so while dealing with Cerebral Palsy, a disability that has made it difficult for her to walk.

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