Barrel racer Kayla Doss from Harrison High School will be interviewed on the Jenn and Friends radio show on Friday, March 13, 2020. Seven years ago, Kayla was diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor. She was told she would never ride horses again, which was something she did nearly her entire life. She determined to get back on her horse, Gambler, as soon as possible.
Kayla is brave, outgoing, bright and curious. She focuses on strength and determination. Her inspiration comes from Philippians 4:13: “I can do everything through Christ who strengthens me.” Kayla’s positive attitude and willingness to help others inspired her teacher to nominate her for the Positive Athlete program.
Kayla volunteers at McKenna Farms, where horses are used to provide innovative therapy and resources for children with special needs and their families. She leads and side-walks horses for therapists who use hippo-therapy (hippo=horse) to help individuals with Down syndrome, autism, and even veterans with PTSD.
She also raises money for childhood cancer research each year during Rally Week. She has participated in this for the past 6 years and her class at Harrison raised the most money this year.
Her bright smile and unstoppable attitude is an inspiration to everyone she is around. She tells other recovering athletes to always believe in themselves and to never let anything hold them back. She competes in the charity show barrel race at Wild Horse Creek Park each year. She epitomizes a positive athlete.
As a nominee for Positive Athlete, Kayla is among thousands of other student-athletes around the country. Unlike these thousands, she was chosen as one of the ten athletes to be interviewed and highlighted on the Jenn and Friends Show on Star 94 FM. This will give her an opportunity to tell her story to a much wider audience in the metro-Atlanta area.
Tune in to Star 94 this Friday at 6:30 AM (with a rebroadcast at 8:30 AM) to listen to Kayla’s story in her own words as she discusses it with Jenn Hobby on air.