11-year-old Elijah Clark was born with no hands, but that hasn’t stopped him from living out his dreams.
Born with only one forearm bone and two fingers, Clark’s disability meant he had no chance of playing football like many other boys his age, so instead, he took up soccer.
Now he has helped the Lake Norman Soccer Club come just a few games away from winning the title and being sent to compete in International tournaments in South Africa.
“I used to hide behind my mom because I didn’t want people to look at me. But, I had to overcome that. I don’t care what people say about me now,” Clark said.
Clark not only plays forward, he also plays in defense and even in goal. Mother Alisha Clark told reporters:
“The best way for him to be independent was for him to do things. (To) do everything else that a regular person can do,”
Clark’s talents are not confined to the field – he is also a Grade A student with a 100 percent grade average in all of his course. He is now attending classes for the academically gifted.
His teammates told how they look to him for inspiration, Justin Meyer said:
“Elijah shows us that just because you have a disability doesn’t mean you can’t play sports,”
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