This 11-Year-Old Wakeboarder Is Empowering Other Girls To Believe In Themselves

“Keep trying even if you fall.”

Want proof that you're never too young to go after your dreams? Just look at Kaitlyn "Koko" Adams, an 11-year-old pro wakeboarder and snowboarder who's sharing a positive message for other young girls never to give up.

Kaitlyn shares her story in a new clip from the series 60 Second Docs, which examines the lives of fascinating and inspiring people, "one minute at a time." She explains that she began wakeboarding at 5 years old, simply by going to a wake park "and trying it over and over again."

That's exactly the kind of perseverance that Kaitlyn wants to encourage in others, especially girls. "I just really wish girls would push themselves harder," she says in the video.

She acknowledges that it's not always easy, and even she gets nervous sometimes. But her solution is a simple one: "I believe I can do it, and I guess I just do it."

Whether you want to ride the waves like Kaitlyn, or you have another goal you're working to accomplish, this young athlete has something important to share: "Keep trying even if you fall, because you're gonna get it eventually."


Hear Kaitlyn's empowering message in the video below:


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