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Teen With No Arms Sinks Half Court Basketball Shot

One would think basketball would pose particular challenges for Ryan Leonard, since he was born without any arms. It turns out — as you can see in this video — that Leonard has no problem hitting a difficult half court shot.

This isn’t just a fluke, Leonard’s never let his disability slow him down athletically: the tenth grader from North Carolina plays on his high school football and wrestling team. In fact,  he’s able to do just about everything his classmates can. The boy’s ingenuity is on display in a photo essay that recently ran on the Greensboro, NC ‘News & Record’ website.

That feature’s quite inspiring. Although, we have to warn you: seeing all things Leonard is able to do without arms may make you realize that you’re not doing enough with the arms you were born with, which you probably take for granted.

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