Star Scottsdale athlete publishes inspiring book | City news

TThe story of a powerful athlete becomes more and more inspiring.

“You can do it, Minda,” her father always told her. “Just figure it out!”

She certainly did.

Scottsdale resident and mother Minda Dentler is the first female wheelchair athlete to complete the Ironman World Championship. Use one handbike, she completed the extremely challenging 2013 Kona Ironman in Hawaii.

She has been featured on CNN and NBC and was nominated for an ESPN ESPY Award for Outstanding Female Athlete with a Disability.

Dentler’s book is intended for children aged 4 to 8 years old.

After writing for Huffington Post and TIME, the motivational speaker decided to share her story with children.

“The Girl Who Figured It Out,” a picture book for children ages 4 to 8, is available on Amazon and in bookstores.

She shares her film-ready story of growing up from an orphaned girl with polio in India to a record-breaking athlete.

After being adopted by a welcoming family and moving to America, she underwent surgeries so she could walk with leg braces and crutches.

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