Woman Who Lost Her Sight And Was Told She’d Never Walk Again Is Back To Bowling 40 Years Later

We have all taken the simple things for granted. Waking up in the morning to the sweet smell of coffee brewing or even taking a morning walk while watching the sun rise can be a luxury for some people. This is definitely the case for survivor Zelpho Womack.

For Womack, being able to walk at one time was believed to be a thing of the past. Fighting multiple battles with cancer, beginning in 2008, with an additional cellulitis diagnosis, Zelpho’s healthcare providers weren’t very optimistic about her being able to walk. If losing the ability to walk wasn’t tragic enough, she also lost her vision, forcing her to give up her favorite pastime: bowling.

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Zelpho began bowling many decades before her diagnosis.

“It was the only sport [where I lived] and I really got involved in it and I really liked it,” she told FOX 40.

Her natural ability to bowl was something she took pride in. Imagine having the time of your life doing your hobby and all of a sudden, you are hit with the worst news of your life? How would you handle it? Hopefully in like manner to Womack. Instead of letting the news handicap her, she persevered.

“I was told that I would never walk again and that was the wrong thing to tell me because I was bound and determined.” Zelpho took her diagnosis to inspire her recovery.

She understood the harder she worked overcoming her illnesses, the sooner she could continue bowling. After much hard work, Womack accomplished her goal and began to walk. In fact, her first steps were outside of the bowling alley!

Being back at the bowling alley not only felt like a victory, but brought back vivid memories.

“I’m just so excited. It was so much fun just to release that ball,” she said. “And all of a sudden it’s like you’re back in 50 years ago. You know, what I used to do,” she added.

Thanks to her determination, Womack was able to bowl with a blind league. Just like her bee tattoos, Zelpho teaches us to focus on what we love, keep busy, and we will achieve our goals, despite the odds.

Thanks to her determination, Womack was able to bowl with a blind league. Just like her bee tattoos, Zelpho teaches us to focus on what we love, keep busy, and we will achieve our goals, despite the odds.

Her inspiring story shows us that sometimes we need bad news to appreciate the good things we have and setbacks in life can serve as a stepping stone for our greatest comebacks. What do you think about it? Tell us in the comments and pass this incredible story on to your friends and loved ones.