Muskego boy with Spina Bifida hopes to compete in paralympic games

Posted at 6:14 PM, Aug 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-28 19:18:39-04

MILWAUKEE -- The 2016 Summer Paralympics start September 7 in Rio.

One Muskego boy is training to some day fulfill his dream to represent Team USA.

Twelve-year-old Travis Beckler lives with Spina Bifida. He shared with TODAY'S TMJ4 on Sunday how his confidence and strength is built every time he challenges himself on the tennis or basketball court.

"If I work hard and I try to build up to it and work for it, I can see myself there," Beckler said about becoming a professional Paralympic athlete.

To learn more about the local programs Travis works with, click here.