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Cool Kid has no obstacles in helping others

May 7, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
Cool Kid Taylor Winchell is a young lady who makes time to help groups that aid homeless shelters, and mentors other young people."Just to be a good influence, be a spiritual influence on them. Let them know you're there if they want to talk about anything -- academically, spiritually, whatever -- that you're there," says Taylor.

Taylor, an 18-year-old from Riverside, does all her good work from a wheelchair, which she has been in since the age of 3. Some would think the chair makes her goals harder to reach. She sees it as something that helps her.

"They want to know my story because it's unique," says Taylor. "Being able to get them on that level and automatically attract people like that is good. You see more people, meet more people, get more fun experiences."

Taylor is honored in her community and impresses just about every person she meets.

"She doesn't see any limitations. She's going about her business, she's doing her work and the sky is the limit for her," says Lisa Rubino, president, Molina Healthcare of California.

Taylor's positive outlook is hard to miss.

"Everyone goes through something in their lives. So just knowing that, not letting that hinder you. Just continuing with your life and making the best of it," says Taylor. "You don't want that to stop you because life is fun."

Instead of obstacles, Taylor Winchell sees opportunities. She is our "Cool Kid."

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