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He Has No Legs But Still Stands Tall

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Posted on September 7th, 2011 at 5:45 am

Just a few years ago, Roderick Sewell was a homeless teenager with no legs who was failing school.

Today, he's a world-class athlete, attends college and he's set his sights on a big goal -- making the Paralympics team.

His life started turning around when he got involved with the Challenged Athletes Foundation, an organization that not only provides running legs for disabled athletes -- it provides a pathway to a successful life.

Roderick agrees. He says he's so much more than "just a guy with no legs," and he wants people to know that they, too, can overcome any obstacle in their own lives.

"I just came to race, but it's cool. I like being the one who makes people want to do better," he tells Growing Bolder.

Watch this story and see how Roderick overcame challenge after challenge but never gave up his will to succeed.

Thank you to the Challenged Athletes Foundation for sharing some of the video in this story. Click here to learn more about this life-changing organization and how you can help an athlete's dreams come true.

GB Topics, Health, Sports, GB Topics - Overcoming Obstacles, GB Topics - Unforgettable Characters, Health - Disabilities, Sports - Water Sports, Syndication - Orlando Sentinel

tabi king - alan voisdard - auburn university - running - roderick sewell - caf - challenged athlete foundation - swimming - paralympics - masters swimming - amputee - usms - homeless

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  • Posted 3:18pm September 15th, 2011

    Wow, what an inspirational kid! 

  • Posted 2:47pm September 8th, 2011

    Every time I think you have done the absolute best story, you top it. THIS guy is amazing and CAF is incredible. We saw them at the Muddy Buddy in Orlando last year and learned about "running legs" but I had no idea they went so far above and beyond for these folks. Hats off to you AGAIN for such an inspirational and incredible story. 

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