Melbourne girl’s inspiring story grabs attention of her favorite softball player

in Florida News & Events


MELBOURNE, Fla. – A young girl in Melbourne is facing some tough medical challenges.

At just 10 years old, she’s having to deal with a lifelong diagnosis that affects her muscles and skin, but her resilience hasn’t stopped her from enjoying her favorite sport — softball.

“I like to think of myself as normal and like regular kids, and sometimes I just like to think that I don’t have these diseases,” Brookelynn Dolin said. 

It hasn’t been an easy journey for Dolin, as life has thrown her some pretty tough curveballs.

“Brookelynn was diagnosed at age 5 in 2014 with juvenile dermatomysitis, which is an autoimmune disease that attacks your skin and your muscles,” Ashley Dolin said about her daughter’s first diagnosis.