01/16/2013 04:48 pm ET Updated Jan 16, 2013

Rachel Kroener, 15-Year-Old Basketball Player, U.S. Paralympic Female Field Athlete of the Year (VIDEO)

"I have cerebral palsy but that's never stopped me from doing anything," says 15-year-old Rachel Kroener, a talented wheelchair basketball player who hopes to one day play in the paralympic games.

Last year, she was named U.S. Paralympic Female Field Athlete of the Year . Now, she's looking to earn a scholarship to play in a collegiate division. In a recent video interview with Hooplaha, Rachel explains how sports have changed her life. Check out the video above to see Rachel on the court and hear her amazing story.

"A disability just limits you to your chair, but a chair doesn't limit you," she explains. "Only your attitude can."

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