Double amputee plays high school football

Quote of the Week   —   Posted on October 20, 2015

Double amputee plays high school football

Joe Martel III

“When one of our kids feels like they’re having a bad day, they look over at Joe and see that smile, see his work ethic. Man, it really motivates and inspires our kids.”
Lee Blankenship, high school football coach at Beggs High School, Oklahoma talking about Joe Martel III. Before he was two years old, Martel had both legs amputated. Now a freshman at Beggs High School in Oklahoma, being a double amputee has not stopped him from doing what he loves. Using his prosthetic legs, Martel plays football for the junior varsity team.

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