American Royal Youth Rodeo competitor with incredible story says she and her horse are one during competitions

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The American Royal Youth Rodeo begins Tuesday at Hale Arena, but before the competition, one of the competitors visited Fox 4 to share how she's been preparing.

Catie Dampf is a senior at Blair Oaks High School in Jefferson City and has had some unique challenges during her career. Dampf, who is deaf and has a cochlear implant, says being deaf has taught her to not take anything for granted.

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