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

You only need one leg to score a goal.

1. 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.

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

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

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

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5. Now, at only 19, Nico’s rsum 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.

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6. 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’.

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7. You can read more about Nico’s incredible story in Coca Cola’s profile of the athlete here.

Read more: http://buzzfeed.com/maycie/nico-one-legged-soccer-player-inspiring-story-video

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