Winners was orginally named Winning, I Can, the life story of Debbie Philips who is a victim of Thalomide but achieved Olympic Honors in Equestrian Showmanship when she rode not with the disabled but with the Official Team. She called yhese riders , "The Normies". Debbie is very pretty and rode motorcycles, danced, and was a Champion Equestrian team rider. This Movie Of The Week was nominated as The Best Children's Daytime Emmy Award Nominee in 1977. Actress Connie Hunter played the part of Debbie Philips mother plus Connie was paid seperately to teach Debbie 'How To Act' . Debbie went on to act in other roles in other films.