Teenager Michaela Davert of Bangor Township in Bay County, Michigan, was dealt a poor hand in life, being born with a rare disorder which adversely affects her health and appearance. Although she knew she was the same as her schoolmates deep down, some of them refused to accept her. But after years of feeling isolated Davert is now playing to her strengths, and thousands of fans are admiring her game.
The Davert family all suffer from disabilities. The 18-year-old girl and her twin brother, Austin, have the hereditary disorder osteogenesis imperfecta – a condition they inherited from their mom, Melissa. Sadly the father of the family, Ken, who works on and off as a maintenance man, has cerebral palsy. The twins’ affliction is more commonly known as brittle bone disease.