A high school soccer player in Pennsylvania is defying the odds, and inspiring his teammates and coaches along the way.
Blackhawk High School Junior Varsity goalie, Emmanuel Hilton, may have no legs, but that isn’t stopping him.
“I was born with no legs, and my mom, she couldn’t take care of me and she throw me away,” Hilton explained to CBS Pittsburgh. “She didn’t like me. So I was handicapped. And she threw me in the middle of the road, like when a car passes, somebody can hit me and I can die.”
But Hilton survived. He was rescued by a woman who took him to an orphanage in the African nation of Congo where he lived. One year ago, Hilton couldn’t even speak English.
Years later, Michelle Hilton and her husband, a Methodist pastor in Chippewa, saw his smiling face in a photograph. They decided to adopt. Now, Hilton is on the soccer field. Source: CBS News