Their records will be in danger! Inspirational amputee, 11, is aiming to break Olympic records

Their records will be in danger! Inspirational amputee, 11, is aiming to break Olympic records

- Aubrey Meyer’s leg had to be amputated at birth

- However, he has not let his disability pin him down

- With new prosthetic legs, he is aiming for Olympic records

An inspirational 11-year-old boy in Cape Town, South Africa is proving that disability is not inability.

Aubrey Meyer’s left leg had to be amputated at birth as a result of his mother’s cancer misdiagnosis while she was pregnant.

It turned out that his mother did not have cancer and the medication she was given ended up impairing the development of Aubrey’s leg in her womb.

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Their records will be in danger! Inspirational amputee, 11, is aiming to break Olympic records

Young Aubrey Meyer. Photo: IOL/Tracey Adams

However, Aubrey has not let his disability pin him down. He is a keen young sportsman and is already harboring dreams of becoming an Olympic athlete.

With the help of Jumping Kids Fund, a nonprofit organization based in Pretoria, he now has brand new state-of-the-art prosthetic limbs that allow him to participate athletics.

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Their records will be in danger! Inspirational amputee, 11, is aiming to break Olympic records

Aubrey received two new prosthetic limbs. Photo: IOL/Tracey Adams

Athletics coach Tashwell Adams, who sent out the appeal for Aubrey’s prosthetics, said in an interview: "With his new blade, Aubrey was kicking the soccer ball pretty well. This laaitie (kid) has real skill.

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A happy Aubrey also sent a warning to record holders Usain Bolt and fellow South African Wayde van Niekerk: “With my new leg, their records will be in danger.”

Their records will be in danger! Inspirational amputee, 11, is aiming to break Olympic records

Aubrey is aiming for Olympic records. Photo: IOL/Tracey Adams

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Source: Yen.com.gh

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