*Thirty-year-old Tamika Catchings has a testimony like no other. The young lady was born with a hearing deficiency and has developed a speech impediment.

Despite her shortcomings, she has become a successful basketball player to represent Team USA at the World Games.

As a child, she was teased a lot by her insensitive peers. One day she decided to throw away her hearing aids. As a result, her parents decided to teach her a lesson and refused to replace them.

From that, she learned to read lips and became an outstanding athlete. She said her faith in God has helped her through her most difficult challenges.

She has recently been asked to play on the USA Women’s Basketball team for the 2012 Olympic games.