A girl in Goleta, California is overcoming big obstacles to live out her dreams - and her journey is an inspiring one.
12-year-old Mary-Grace Langhorne recently won Santa Barbara's teen star singing competition, beating out several older competitors, but Langhorne didn't have an easy road to the finale of teen star.
In November of 2012, she got sick and had an adverse reaction to medication.
She was paralyzed and bedridden .Doctors said her case was too complex for them.
Her parents chose to treat her at home with the help of some different doctors that's where she kept finding her inspiration..
She would just put her someplace else and I found that remarkable, personally. I could not have done it," Edward Langhorne, Mary-Grace's father said.
The 12-year-old says singing was her therapy.
"If you are going through anything tough that you think you cannot get through. I just want you to know that you can. It's not a matter of it's so hard that it hurts. The pain will be over. Everybody can walk you to the door, but you are the one that has to go through it," Mary said.
While she continues her recovery, Langhorne will be busy performing
As Santa Barbara's Teen Star, she will sing at major events, record music at a local studio, and perform with the band 'Foreigner' at the Santa Barbara Bowl.