Have you ever heard of Kevin Laue?
It's a shame if you haven't — he's a major inspiration in the world, especially for those who might have to overcome adversity while still having a passion for sports!
He's getting a documentary, and Cinipix has taken US rights to the film directed by Franklin Martin. It's called Long Shot, and people describe it as “Blindside and Soul Surfer meets Hoop Dreams.”
Tags: adversity, basketball, documentary, film, film flickers, inspiration, one arm, sports
Ben Ramirez is from El Paso, Texas. Born in China, he was given up for adoption because of his disability - he has one arm.
But that doesn't stop him from kicking butt in his team swimming competitions. Our little hero won a gold AND bronze medal for his team.
Not too shabby, eh?
Here's what his mother said:
“In the beginning, what gave him the most problems was that little kids would stare and they’d ask questions and he was more embarrassed about that. It was not so much what he couldn’t do, but people looking at him. [But] he’s a pretty tough guy.”
Here's what the inspiring winner said:
“It gets exhausting and it gets, like, cold, so you have to keep on trying until you get to first. [Everyday I think] Just keep on trying and one day, you'll accomplish it."
So wise beyond his years!
Tags: gold medal, one arm, swimmer, ten years old
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She sure has been wearing a lot of fur lately!
On Halloween, Kim Kardashian sat courtside at the New Jersey Nets/Miami Heat game sporting a, well, we're not sure what to call it.
Not surprisingly the furry thing only had one arm, which makes us wonder why her other one wasn't cold.
[Image via AP Images.]
Tags: fur, halloween, miami heat, new jersey nets, one arm, one-armed
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