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Paris Attacks: Hear A Survivor's Story Of How His Life Was Saved — By His Prosthetic Leg

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What a shocking story of survival!

Gregoire Philonenko was at the Bataclan theater on Friday night with his 19-year-old son and some friends to see the band Eagles of Death Metal when the terror attacks were launched across Paris.

As people began to die around him, Philonenko and his son both fell to the ground and played dead, hoping they would miraculously be left alone — until one of the terrorists began walking their way and shooting roughly every third person lying down to make sure that they were really dead.

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Philonenko wanted him and his son to crawl away, but he couldn't without being seen by the terrorists, and a disability left him with limited mobility — he has a prosthetic right leg.

The father turned to his son at that point, according to an interview he did later with the BBC, and said:

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Inspiring Young Man's Incredible Gymnastics On ONE Leg!

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We can't do a back flip with two legs and this guy is doing them with one!

This inspiring young gymnast named Adam lost his right leg to cancer in 2009, but isn't letting a disability keep him from doing what he loves!

Now with a prosthetic limb in place of his right leg, he ventured back into the gymnastics gym for the first time since losing the leg and recorded the marvelous results.

Check out the video above to watch a determined young man overcoming a tremendous obstacle in his life, proving we really can do anything we set our minds to!!

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