ROCHELLE – For someone who was told she would never walk, talk, or do well in school, Aubrey Headon has proved them all wrong. She weighed only one pound at birth and was born with a mild form of cerebral palsy that affected her arms and legs. But that didn’t stop her. She has accomplished much in her life and the museum will unveil a new framed poster that recognizes Aubrey’s athletic accomplishments on Sunday, Jan. 15th at 1 p.m. at the museum.
As early as 2006 she was winning medals and setting records participating in the National Junior Disability Championships. Most recently she competed in three events at the 2022 International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation (IWASF) World Games in Portugal, winning a Bronze Medal in the 200-meter dash
Her mother Cass has always cheered Aubrey on. She shared her thoughts in 2016.
”I think Aubrey gets her strength from all the troubles she’s endured. She has straight As. She talks, walks and runs. I think with her determination, she can accomplish anything. To see Aubrey succeed after all the work she has put in and to never quit is inspiring.”
In 2022 Aubrey graduated from Carroll University in Wisconsin and has been accepted in the master of arts in military history program at The Citadel University in South Carolina. She has always had an intense interest in the military and is continuing to pursue her passion in the military and military history through the online program offered at The Citadel University. Aubrey’s determination is destined to take her far.
The mission of the Flagg Township Historical Society and Museum is to stimulate interest in Flagg Township history through education, research, collection and preservation of information for the benefit of the public of today and in the future.