A special shot for a student with special needs. Lainy Fredrickson took the country by storm when she scored a basket in a varsity game for Norman High Friday night. It’s been a whirlwind for her ever since.
Her famous bucket has popped up on websites and TV screens across the country -- from local TV to ESPN and even The Today Show.
It's a night that's easy for Lainy to describe.
Lainy's parents are happy her good shooting led to some good vibes.
“With all the negativity that’s out there lately, I think it’s brought a nice bright spot,” said Jake Fredrickson, Lainy’s dad.
“People have said cheers of joy and a happy tear as she calls them,” said Mona Fredrickson, Lainy’s mom.
It's tough not to shed a tear with a story this touching – touching but not a surprise to Lainy.
“I just knew that I was gonna make a basket,” Lainy said.
FOX23 sat down with Lainy's teammates:
Lainy is a senior at Norman High but doesn’t want to leave.
“I want to be in the game forever, not graduate” Lainy said.
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