If you’re like me, you’re chalk full of excuses: ‘I can’t go running because I don’t have my headphones,’ ‘I can’t get it up because I drank too much whiskey,’ etc. etc. Coming across stories like these ones make me realize just how petty and pathetic my reasonings are for not grabbing life by the balls.
Luke Terry is a 14-year-old eighth-grade catcher at Cornersville Middle School in Lewisburg, Tennessee. At 19 months old, he contracted E. Coli. which started eating at his arm, resulting in multiple shots and blood being drawn. The procedures got so precarious that the toddler flatlined three times during his multiple visits to the hospital.
Now, against all odds, Terry is now a star baseball player, starting catcher and batting third at Cornersville Middle School.
“I don’t even think about it,” Terry told The Tennessean about playing with one arm. “Fans tell me, ‘You’re an inspiration.’ They want me to go a long ways.”
“He’s amazing,” Terry’s teammate Logan Courtemanche said. “He’s good. He’s as quick as anyone around. He’s really quick.”
Despite his disability, Luke leads a normal life–he hunts, works on the family farms, and has learned how to play video games by holding the controller with his feet and using his left arm to run the remote.
[h/t The Tennessean]