Man Born Without Arms And Legs Has Been Able To Inspire Thousands Of People With His Incredible Story
Chris Koch could have allowed his disability hold him back but instead, it became the force that drove him. And today, people all over the world are inspired because of him.
Chris was born without arms and legs. So, right from the beginning, he had to figure things out in his own unique way. Tasks like brushing his teeth or eating required thought and conscious processes.
Apart from his condition, Chris was otherwise born healthy. He grew up on a farm and was surrounded by tractors and animals.
At the age of nine, he was already interested in driving a tractor on his own.
Chris has always been focused and independent. He is stubborn and determined. From an early age, he refused to wear prosthetics. Instead, he dedicated himself to finding a way to thrive without them.
Yes, he struggled, but this also meant he defied the odds. Today, apart from being a motivational speaker, he works on his farm.
Not only has he been able to fulfill his dream of becoming a farmer, he can now drive a tractor by himself as well.
Chris once asked his dad, ‘What did you do with me that was diffrent from what you would’ve with any other kid?’ to which his father replied, "Nothing."
Chris's independence came from deep within him. Sure, his parents gave him the confidence he needed to keep going, but being born differently certainly lit a different kind of fire in him.
On his Facebook page, If I Can, he often shares his story with thousands of people all over the world. He continues to motivate everyone and his message is pretty clear:
If I can, so can you.
There is a lot to learn from this brave young man. But the most important of all is to always fight for what you want, regardless of the obstacles.