The following is a video of Porter Ellett, a student at Wayne High School in Utah. Porter lost the use of his arm in an automobile accident when he was four and recently chose to have it amputated.
But rather than giving up sports he loved—basketball and baseball, for instance—he stuck to them, determined to not let people tell him no. Of Porter, his basketball coach says, “He’s the perfect example of how far attitude can take you,” and “it’s not what happens to you, it’s how you react to it and how you deal with it that matters in life.”
Porter is a lead scorer on his basketball team and is a pitcher and first baseman on his baseball team.
Porter is another example that we should relentlessly pursue our dreams in spite of whatever disability we might have that would otherwise stand in our way. The future is only what we make it to be.
There’s another great video with an interview of Porter here.
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