Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Video: Bo Jackson surprises starstruck Paralympian in heartfelt scene

Paralympian sprinter Blake Leeper won silver and bronze at the 2012 Paralympic Games and is aiming to qualify for the U.S. Olympic team in 2016. What makes Leeper unique from others is the fact that he has worn prosthetic legs since he was nine months old after being born with no legs below his knees.

On Monday, Leeper stopped by the Arsenio show to talk about his career ambitions and inspirations, which included childhood hero Bo Jackson, as Leeper recalled a brief meeting the two had almost 20 years earlier where Leeper drew inspiration from Jackson. You may recall that Jackson continued his baseball playing career after receiving a prosthetic hip due to a career-ending football injury he sustained while playing for the Raiders.

Watch the scene unfold around the 3:30 mark as the starstruck Leeper reacts to seeing Jackson surprise him with a set of running blades towards the end of the video segment.

Fantastic. This is what it's all about right here.

Via For the Win

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