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9-Year-old With Prosthetic Leg Becomes Inspires With His Black Belt

Cocoro Contributor July 28, 2017 July 28th, 2017

Taekwondo is a difficult enough sport for kids without disabilities. But that didn’t stop Toby King from working hard anyway.

The 4th grader had his right leg amputated below the knee when he was just 1 year old because of a condition called fibular hemimelia. Earlier this week, however, Toby earned his black belt in taekwondo.

Since the Tallahassee, Florida youngster needs to replace his leg every year or so, Toby has gone through 12 prosthetic legs all together.

His mother says that while Toby is a determined young man, it hasn’t always been easy. There have been many days when the 9-year-old’s leg causes him pain and prevents him from walking.

But he has powered through it all of the same. By Toby doing what he loves, he is an inspiration to others.