As a 13 year old boy, Italo Romano was playing on a train with friends when he fell between carriages and nearly lost his life. The near tragic accident cost Italo both legs. Amazingly, the accident did not thwart his adventure seeking behavior however.
Italo never gave up on life. Instead, he remained active and eventually took up skateboarding. Within a few years, he is rated amongst the best in the business, even surpassing many able-bodied competitors. He recently made it to the finals at the Tampa Pro 2012 competition (story here).
Check out the video below to see Italo in action.
Who would have thought that anyone could become so successful on a skateboard without legs? Probably no one. That’s the point though. It isn’t up to others to decide what we as individuals attempt to achieve. Find out for yourself.
“In order to attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd.” – Miguel de Cervantes