Saturday, April 25, 2009

11-year-old Alabama boy, whose legs were amputated at birth, runs, skateboards and competes in baseball....Hasaan Hawthorne's take on living as an amputee surprises a lot of people.

"I think it's funner having prosthetics than real legs because you get to do more stuff," said Hasaan, 11, a fifth-grader at Valley Intermediate School in Pelham.

He has shared his philosophy with a substitute teacher whose husband was getting prosthetic running legs, and a student whose grandfather was undergoing amputation.

"I like to inspire people and help people," said Hasaan (pronounced huh-SAHN). "I don't like to see people sad, I like to cheer people up. I'm just like other people, just with different legs."...

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