Tamara was born with a very rare muscle disorder known as arthrogryposis which results in severe joint limitations and generally affects the hands, wrists, elbows, hips, shoulders, feet and knees; it also often causes severe respiratory distress and extreme muscle weakness. Tamara’s particular condition is progressive. She has endured 12 surgeries so far in her young life with even more likely in the future. Tamara’s range of motion is extremely impaired and she is confined to a wheelchair.
Tamara is just crazy about Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and thinks he’s the best racer ever! At home, she never misses the chance to catch a race on television and cheer her idol on. Tamara never dreamed that she would actually get to go to a race – or better yet that she would ever meet Dale in person! This special girl learned that sometimes dreams really do come true!