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Real Teens. Real Challenges. Real Solutions.

Kristen Holding

Kristen Holding is a high school track champion, setting records and winning awards. Every athlete has to battle injuries to compete, but Kristen has had more than the usual share; season after season, she has pushed through the pain of bone problems, staph infections, pleurisy, nerve injuries, and more. Whether she’s setting a record or a personal best, or whether she’s the last runner on the track, she refuses to quit or to let her performance–good or bad–define her. She says, “Winning means never losing my sense of self because who I am does not rely on accomplishments…. Winning is fighting until you have no fight left… and then fighting some more.”