Laura Ziemer wrote -
Deena is 16 years old and has Cerebral Palsy. She is an inspiration to others, and I (Laura Ziemer) as her friend wanted her to be able to experience something I enjoy doing. Deena is my best friend, my inspiration, and has empowered me to tell people about her and to not be afraid of people who are different. She has a heart, soul, mind, and wants to be like everyone else.