UPDATE: This week officials from the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association announced north Alabama’s very own Courtney Boyll is one of three winners of a brand new wheelchair-accessible vehicle.
Boyll received tens of thousands of votes online and her story inspired thousands of people around the country.
Original Report: MOULTON, Ala. (WHNT) – Courtney Boyll’s story is one that inspires everyone she comes in contact with.
A car accident 20 years ago left Courtney unable to walk. Before the accident, Courtney was on the fast track to play college basketball at the University of Alabama, but those dreams were cut short.
“That very moment, I decided that I would never give up, that I would fight, and that I would go on with my life and that I would take it one day at a time to make it the best that I could,” said Courtney.
Now a 36-year-old mother of three, full-time teacher, and volleyball coach, Courtney has influenced many lives, both inside and out of the classroom.
Courtney’s family rallied to create a short video telling her story and it was submitted for a $50,000 contest for a mobility vehicle to better suit the needs of her lifestyle from mobilityawarenessmonth.com.