Disability? So what..Cody McCasland wants to win gold at the Paralympics

Disability? So what..Cody McCasland wants to win gold at the Paralympics
9-year-old Cody Makkaslend, with all of your dentures. He likes to show his collection to inspire others with disabilities.

Nine-year-old Cody McCasland has more than 20 artificial legs so he can take part in all sports and beat his able-bodied friends - despite having his own amputated. The determined boy, who dreams of winning a Paralympic gold, has running, walking and sitting down legs so he can get around - and win at every event.

Disability? So what..Cody McCasland wants to win gold at the Paralympics
Cody (center) in competition with healthy swimmers in the pool.

Cody was born without any tibia or knee bones, and had to have the bottom half of his legs amputated as a toddler. But he enjoys a busy schedule of running, swimming, football, ice hockey and other sports and wants to be be a doctor when he is older. He is one of the fastest nine-year-olds around after having artificial running legs fitted like South African Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius.

His mother Tina McCasland, 38, said: 'Cody has different legs for different occasions. He uses his walking legs every day, for going to school, his stubby legs for sitting down and his running legs for sprints. He is really fast and is even winning competitions against children a lot older than him. We've always said whatever Cody wants to do, we will do our best to let him have that opportunity. He won't let his disability hold him back.'

Republished from: Dailymail
Disability? So what..Cody McCasland wants to win gold at the Paralympics
Cody with his mother Tina wears prostheses for running as a Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius.

Disability? So what..Cody McCasland wants to win gold at the Paralympics
Young athlete regularly wins healthy peers in sports. He says: "One day I will take part in the Paralympic Games and will win the gold medal."

Disability? So what..Cody McCasland wants to win gold at the Paralympics
Cody in his racing wheelchair and on his runners



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