Nico Calabria is 19 years old and was born without a right hip or leg. He plays soccer, teaches gymnastics, and he even climbed Mt Kilimanjaro at the age of 13.
Nico says his parents didn’t coddle him or allow him to make excuses.“My parents always instilled in an attitude of, ‘Hey, tough luck, man. You were born with one leg. Now make the best of it.’”
Now he will compete at the Amputee Football World Cup and will represent the US National team in Mexico. He is also starring in a Powerade commercial that debuted at the Kicking and Screening Soccer Film Festival at Tribeca Cinemas in New York and it will also air during the 2014 FIFA World Cup this summer. Here it is.
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