Dylan was born with spina bifida, and doctors told his father he would never be able to walk, let alone do much else.
That didn't keep Dylan off the track.
Johnston County’s Dylan Pinder was a standout on the track team in high school and now in college he’s pushing himself toward his sports biggest stage. Story tonight at 5:30 on #ABC11 @ABC11_WTVD pic.twitter.com/WGUh1hZvSV— Bridget Condon (@BridgetABC11) May 18, 2018
Pinder, a 17-time state champion, has won more than 50 medals in his track and field career.
It's his positive mindset that has qualified him to represent North Carolina this summer in the Junior National Wheelchair Games.
But, the journey doesn't end there.
If he does well at the games, he has a chance to represent the USA in the Paralympics.