Kyle Maynard is inspirational. Born with a condition where his limbs did not develop—congenital amputation—his parents raised him as an able-bodied son. And he is, essentially, able-bodied, just not in the same way as the majority. He types, writes, eats, brushes his teeth, drives, lifts weights, wrestles for his university team and does ju-jitsu—as some 20-year-olds might. And he is a wrestling champ. Bruce Weber even asked him to model in an Abercrombie & Fitch campaign. As I watched an interview with Maynard (see this one from HBO), I realized what he means by his book’s title, No Excuses. I’ve fully developed limbs and I make excuses for not doing something, or I procrastinate. Daft, isn’t it? (Plus you do not want to mess with Maynard, judging by his wrestling prowess.) Posted by Jack Yan, 02:25
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