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Boy Amputee a Wrestling Team Star

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One boy, minus two arms and two legs, equals AMAZING.

Dayton Webber
It doesn't get much more inspiring than this. An 11-year-old boy, who lost both his arms and legs when just a baby, doesn't let his disability get in the way of, well, anything really.

Dayton Webber enjoys playing football, go-karting or ice skating, but his particular passion is wrestling. For four years, Dayton has been a key member of a Virginia-based wrestling team. The six grader shrugs of the notion that what he lacks should hinder him, "I just like to do sports ... I feel like I can do anything if I just put my mind to it." Dayton told the Washington Post.

It's safe to say Weber has exceeded his parents expectations -- he wasn't even supposed to live. When doctors discovered streptococcus bacteria in his bloodstream, the then 11-month-old had to have all his limbs amputated to stop the infection from spreading. Right before the operation, Webber was baptized and given his last rites. Dayton's mother Natalie believes his fighting spirit is what keeps her son always able to meet new challenges. "For a kid to come so close to dying," says Natalie, "I think he has it in him -- that drive to survive."

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Anonymous February 1, 2010, 7:01 PM

that’s sick

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