“Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.” -Og Mandino
Shaquem Griffin was born with a condition called Amniotic Band Syndrome, where his amniotic sac wrapped around his wrist, cutting off circulation and causing his left hand to not develop. At age 4, Griffin had his hand amputated. He never let it slow him down.
This week, Shaquem agreed to a scholarship offer with UCF and turned heads on Sportscenter by making a, you guessed it, one handed interception in his final high school game. Shaquem is determined and an inspiration to many. He will undoubtedly be making more huge plays down the line. Here’s how he stays fit for game day.
Griffin makes it happen with no hand at all. Will the NCAA down the line allow him to emulate this 5 year old South African boy named Liam Lynch?
Liam received a prosthetic hand from two stangers 10,000 miles away. The open sourced hand was put together for $150 in parts, and now enables the young boy to pick up a basketball.
These stories go to show that there’s nothing humans can’t do if we set our minds to it.
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