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Facing the canyon

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Local girl to trek Grand Canyon in wheelchair

By Nathan L. McBroom

Skylar Cannon's life has been an uphill battle.

She was born with a terminal disease that has attacked the voluntary muscles in her arms, legs and spinal cord.

The disease, which is called Spinal Muscular Atrophy, has confined her to a wheelchair and has prevented her from doing many of the things that most 13-year-old girls enjoy.

Yet, despite her setbacks, Skylar has meet her challenges head on.

And her determination to live life to the fullest has lead her to attempt to do something that no one in a wheelchair has ever done:


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