“On the day I was born, the doctors told my mum I would never be able to walk. She said, “Of course he will.” I have only one leg. I was born with a birth defect, so I’m using a prosthetic leg since I was one-year-old. I was actually walking since I was about one and a half. Every few months other kids had new shoes, I had new shoes and a new leg too. I was a part of the football team in school, I cycle, I do everything. When I was 16, I even tried to work in a pub, but the bar manager told me he won’t hire me to be lumping around in his pub.” Well, he didn’t believe in me either. I never actually knew how it was to have two legs, and I never felt disabled or in any way less than others.”

“What is the best thing about having only one leg?”
“Well, people ask me if I would have one wish would I wish for another leg? And I always say I don’t think I would waste my wish for that. Having only one leg made me think more and made me more creative, and I think that helps a lot. I see the world differently from everybody else. I want people to look at me and get inspired by me running after my dreams. I want them to have no excuses and say, “If he can do it, I can do it, too…“

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