In this week’s “Season of Hope,” WCCO takes a trip back to Westbrook. In October, WCCO’s John Lauritsen went to a fund-raiser for Kate Jorgenson, an 11-year-old girl who lost her left arm in a farming accident last summer. On one of the snowiest nights of the year, WCCO’s John Lauritsen returned to deliver a big surprise to Kate and her family.
At Westbrook-Walnut Grove Middle School, the dominant game of choice for 6th graders is lightning, and the dominant player is often 11-year-old Kate Jorgenson. “I like basketball and volleyball, but I like basketball a little bit better,” Kate said. It’s all pretty remarkable considering Kate is playing against her classmates with just one arm.