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Cody McCasland – 10 Year Old Athlete Extraordinaire and Amputee

Have you ever given up on something because it was too hard?  Have you ever not tried something because you were afraid?  Have you not taken the time to think of a big goal you would like to accomplish in your life? If so, there is a lot that you (and pretty much everyone else…

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Jacob Rainey – Quarterback, Amputee and U of Virginia Recruit

Jacob Rainey was a star varsity l quarterback at Woodberry Forest School in Virginia when he suffered a terrible injury to his leg during practice. After one month of trying to save his leg, doctors had no choice but to amputate it above his knee. For many people, this would be the end of their…

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Jessica Long – “The Only Disability in Life is a Negative Attitude”

Jessica Long, from Baltimore, Maryland, USA is a champion by all definitions of the word. She is one of the world’s most decorated swimmers.  Jessica was the youngest athlete, at 12 years old, to win a Paralympics medal. And she is now on a mission to inspire the next generation of Paralympic athletes.  But her…

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No arms, No problem – Meet Richie Parker, NASCAR champion

Richie Parker has never listened to people telling him what he could not do. Born without arms, he and his parents did not let this stop him from having a normal childhood. This attitude served him well as he became an adult.  His amazing perseverance and focus has enabled him to not only live independently,…

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Jennifer Bricker – Gymnast Born Without Legs Shows That 'Everything is Possible'

The story of Jennifer Bricker is one of the most amazing ones we have have ever featured on IMK! It is full of both great life lessons and great surprises. It is a story everyone should know. Jennifer was born in Romania without any legs. She was later adopted by a loving American family, the Bricker’s, and…

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Senator Tammy Duckworth – Living with No Limits!

United States Senator Tammy Duckworth has lived an amazing life. In doing so, she has made history several times. But her path was anything but easy. Senator Duckworth was born in Thailand.  Her father, an American, worked for the United Nations and so her childhood meant living in many places around Asia. Her family faced many hard…

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Zion Harvey – New Hands and New Hope!

Nine-year-old Zion Harvey from Maryland is, hands down, one of the most amazing kids you’ll ever meet! He recently made medical history as the first child to have double hand transplant surgery! When Zion was a toddler, his hands and feet had to be removed due to a bad infection. While he never let this stop…

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No Limbs No Matter – A Farmer Makes the Most of His Gifts

Chris is a farmer at Apricot Lane Farms in Moorpark, California.  He works hard, performs many jobs around the farm and has a great attitude. But Chris is not exactly like other farmers at Apricot Lane or elsewhere.  What is unique is that he was born without arms or legs.  Yet, this has not stopped…

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Braylon O’Neill – When Lifes Throws a Curveball, Hit it Out of the Park

Braylon O’Neill likes to do the same things that many other athletic 6-year-old boys do. His is super active.  He enjoys sports like baseball, gymnastics, swimming, golf, and tennis. He also likes to run. The only thing different about Braylon is that he does all of this using two prosthetic (or artificial) legs! Braylon was born…

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Kayla Wheeler and Breanna Sprenger – Two Champions Making the Most of Their Gifts

Kayla Wheeler, a teenager from Lynnwood, Washington, was born with no legs and only one arm. Yet, that has not stopped her from becoming a very, very full person! She is a record-setting swimmer, plays piano, is an A student, and a very happy person. At 16 years old, she is only just getting started….

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