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12/16/2017 4:51:32 PM

This Teenager Was Born With One Leg But He Didn’t Let That Stop Him From Realizing His Dreams

19-year-old Nico Calabria was born with one leg. But he didn’t let what some might consider a disability keep him on the sidelines.





From an early age, it was clear that little Nico was both rambunctious and determined.

This Teenager Was Born With One Leg But He Didn`t Let That Stop Him From Realizing His Dreams


When he was just 5 years old, Nico ditched his prosthetic leg for forearm crutches...

This Teenager Was Born With One Leg But He Didn`t Let That Stop Him From Realizing His Dreams


And soon he was playing sports alongside (and keeping up with) kids with two legs.

This Teenager Was Born With One Leg But He Didn`t Let That Stop Him From Realizing His Dreams


Now, at only 19, Nico’s résumé looks like a lot of people’s bucket list— He’s played for the U.S. National Soccer team and hiked to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro.

Now, at only 19, Nico`s résumé looks like a lot of people`s bucket list— He`s played for the U.S. National Soccer team and hiked to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro.


“I look at disabilities as ‘differences in ability’,” Nico told Coca Cola. “There’s an important distinction. The definition of ‘disabled’ is basically a long list of synonyms that don’t describe me… like ‘crippled’ and ‘weak’.”

This Teenager Was Born With One Leg But He Didn`t Let That Stop Him From Realizing His Dreams
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