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GO PUBLIC WITH DAVID: Boerne ISD Pre-K Student Learns to Use Feet as Hands

Boerne ISD Disabled Pre-K Student Learns to Use Her Feet as Tools

4-year-old Rilyn Gonzalez of Van Raub Elementary School overcomes physical challenges with a smile.

She was born missing muscles in her upper body. The disability affects her whole body, and she is unable to use her arms or hands. Along with her teaching assistant and biggest cheerleader, Heidi, Rilyn has made huge progress toward learning how to use her feet as tools. She also took her first step this year!

Boerne ISD schools are dedicated to helping all students with disabilities to overcome obstacles with the goal of self-sufficiency. Rilyn is a shining example of perseverance and how much you can overcome with a positive attitude.