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Disabled basketball players aim to inspire

2015-June-15       Source: Szdaily.com

Kevin Laue and Zach Hodskins, both missing their left forearms, are models of people who can face cruel realities and still chase their dreams.

Kevin Laue dunks the ball during a basketball game at the Funful Bilingual School in Futian District yesterday morning. (Photo: Szdaily/Huang Xiaolan)

Life can knock anyone down. The question is: do they stand back up?

Kevin Laue and Zach Hodskins, both missing their left forearms, are models of people who can face cruel realities and still chase their dreams.

They are now in Shenzhen with another young Norwegian athlete, Torgrim Sommerfeldt, who fought to be a professional player even after six major knee surgeries.

The three are here to play basketball with local students and share their inspiring stories.

The three basketball players made a team to play against a few PE teachers and foreign teachers at the Funful Bilingual School in Futian District. Though they only had four arms against six, they led the two games with a big gap in points.

Laue was born without his left forearm in 1990, but proved to be a gifted basketball player. He chose to pursue his dream despite his physical disability. After years of ceaseless training, Laue became the first disabled player in the U.S. National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).

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