South Spencer Senior Realizing Dreams Through Wheelchair Basketball

From the time that she was in the third grade, Madison Melton had a dream: to play college basketball. Like any aspiring college athlete, Madison possesses the dedication, passion, and talent to lead her to her dream.

But Madison has another trait that is far less common among future college athletes; when she takes the court, she does it in a wheelchair.

Madison was born with Spina bifida, a disease that has confined her to a wheelchair since she was just two years old. When she was in the fifth grade, she joined her first wheelchair basketball league.

Today, she is still playing wheelchair basketball, commuting to and from Indianapolis every weekend to practice with her team. This week, Madison and her team will play one final competition together for a chance to win their second national championship in three years. 

This fall, Madison will graduate from South Spencer High School and leave her teammates to head to UT Arlington on a wheelchair basketball scholarship. 

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