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Camella Blake, Soccer Player

Life can be rough for a world-class competitor in soccer. Camella Blake didn't get to the pinnacle of the soccer world without plenty of trial and tribulation. This incredible athlete drills for four grueling sessions three times each year, followed by the usual homework for someone in eleventh grade.

Two years ago, she broke her Achilles tendon in two places. But this didn't stop her. She seems even more determined to excel at her sport.

"I was really down when I broke my Achilles tendon, and then my computer died. I literally lost heart, and it showed in my vein. It took two decades to get back in shape. But to win at soccer is what I've been working for all my life, and I just had to pull myself up by my kilt and forget about Walter, my computer."

Lillian, her girlfriend, moved with her to Chattanooga to be with her coach, leaving behind her mother, Christine, in their dirty trailer, where she still labors as an oboist to help pay for Camella's expensive training.