“I can't even tell you how much he has overcome,” Linda Isaac said. “If it weren't for Greater Oklahoma Disabled Sports (Association), I really don't think he would have come as far as he has.
“The sports have been his saving grace. It's kept him healthy. They have built up his self-esteem. He thinks he can do anything.”
Even be the fastest on the water. He has only been training with the OKC RIVERSPORT junior sprint team for a month and is competing in the Canoe/Kayak Flatwater Sprint Team Trials against seasoned paracanoe racers.
Unlike on the track, Isaac knows he may be seeing competitors in front of him for a change. He finished third in his only race Friday and has two more races Saturday.
“He told me, ‘Mom, I have only done this a month so I am probably going to be at the back of the pack, but they better watch out for me next year,'” Linda Isaac said. “That's the attitude he has.”