Sitting in her wheelchair at the water's edge, Sophie Delezio holds her breath, hoping to settle the butterflies in her tummy.
Wearing her lucky pink goggles and fiddling with her swimsuit straps, she sneaks a peek at the other competitors lining up behind the blocks.
Yes, this brace 10-year-old who has endured so much in her short life is taking on a surprise new challenge. Sophie's big heart is set on swimming success - and somehow, you just know she'll make a splash!
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