When you’ve got a dream and a solid determination, nothing can stop you from achieving greatness. This seems to be the formula for most people who excel in their fields and as early as now, we’re definitely seeing it in full display in this young disabled skater from the Philippines.
Alrey Codilla Toring, 13 years old, is from Iligan City in the Philippines. Compared with other boys his age, he has physical disabilities that would have easily shattered others.
Meet the one-legged skateboarder!
According to an MSN report, Alrey was born “without a right foot and his lower leg was not properly formed due to a congenital defect.”
When his mother left their family last year, Alrey asked his dad to get him a skateboard. At first, his father was hesitant about the idea, fearing that Alrey might get injured.
Eventually, he got him one and so Alrey “practiced by kneeling down and balancing with one leg,” the news site said.
Alrey took things to the next level once he got his own prosthetic limb.
He happily shared:
“I only had my prosthetic leg in August, that’s when I really started skating. My friends helped me learn. They told me I can be famous if I try harder. This is my talent.”
And man, we’re just all blown away with what he can do with the board now! As you will see on the video below, the young boy is even totally capable of performing a lot of amazing tricks.
Watch the video here:
Alrey has since joined (and won!) a skating competition in their area, as he competed with able-bodied contestants. Considering his talent, its pretty clear this boy is going to make a name for himself in the sport.
“People used to tease me that I only have one leg, that I am disabled. My classmates also used to bully me, hide my pens,” Alrey said “but not anymore.”
Woman Asked How To Deal With Not Being ‘Pretty’ And A Man Had The Perfect Response
It just goes to show that sometimes a woman would find genuinely good advice in the most unlikely places – from a man.
Some women can feel very insecure, there will be times that they just don’t know how to deal with it anymore. One woman took to social media to share her feelings about not being pretty.
She shared a heartbreaking entry on Reddit, opening up about her struggles with self-confidence. She titled the post, "Ladies, how do you deal with not being pretty?" Fortunately, one male Reddit user gave her some genuinely impressive and important advice.
Cop Buys Medicine For Sick Kid After Seeing Mom Crying Because She Couldn’t Afford It
Well done, PO2 Ryan Ocampo!
It’s already bad to know that your child is sick, so it is truly heartbreaking if you know that there is nothing that you can do to make them feel better. That’s precisely what one mom felt when she couldn’t afford to buy medicine for her sick kid.
Although the young mother was able to take her son to the doctor, she didn’t have money to buy the prescribed medicines to make the boy’s condition better. Desperation left the mom with no choice but to cry her worries out. Fortunately, one cop witnessed the whole thing and did something beyond his duty.
Man Loses Wallet on Plane, Gets it Back Home with a Little Extra Gift
Should I lose my wallet and see what happens?
Honesty and kindness is now a rare gift but just like chivalry, it still doesn't seem quite dead yet! Here's one more example, this time set in a plane and disguised as a travelling mishap. This one comes with a pleasantly surprising twist that will surely make your day!
The story shared by Jeannie Shamatt on Facebook started with a plane trip from Omaha to Denver. The trip was taken with her 20-year-old son Hunter, who lost his wallet in-flight. The loss, which was not discovered until much later, turned out to be an inspiring story of hope and kindness.