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Posted: April 12, 2014

Daily News-Record

James Madison University sophomore Kendall Harrington, 19, a volunteer with Overcoming Barriers, helps Maryellen Clarke, 7, of Harrisonburg, with her golf swing April 8. (Photo by Nikki Fox / DN-R)
Maryellen Clarke, 8, who was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder at age 3, reacts to a successful golf swing while hitting balls on the First Tee course April 8. She is the daughter of Keith and Marybeth Clarke of Harrisonburg. (Photo by Nikki Fox / DN-R)

Maryellen Clarke once boarded a plane during a field trip, but that’s as far as she’s come to flying.

“She just wants to be airborne somehow, some way,” her mother, Marybeth Clarke, said. “She…

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