MDHA gives college scholarship to Courtnie Taylor

Posted at 10:55 PM, Jun 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-17 23:55:57-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — We told you last month about a special student, who overcame her disability and was accepted into Vanderbilt's Next Steps Program

On Thursday, Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency honored her with a college scholarship.

When she was just two months old, Courtnie Taylor was diagnosed with Williams Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder, then scoliosis development delay and most recently a brain tumor.

But she didn't let her disabilities stop her and now she's been accepted into Vanderbilt's Next Steps Program with plans to become a veterinarian.

Courtnie is a recent graduate of Hillsboro High School where she cheered for four years and advocated for other students.