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Legless 6-Year-Old Wrestler Shows Heart on and off the Mat

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(Photo Courtesy via News 12 Long Island)

Wrestlers often face adversity when stepping up against an opponent as they are challenged both physically and mentally, pushing their bodies to its limits.

Then there’s 6-year-old Isaiah Bird, a legless wrestler out of Long Beach who is turning heads with his charisma and positive attitude in light of what some may see as a disadvantage.

Born with a genetic defect, Bird was left without legs but manages to practice his love for wrestling. What makes matters hard for Bird is that he is also homeless. He and his mom, Bernadette Hopton, live in a shelter at the Glen Cove church. He just recently was given a wheelchair.

Donations for this boy and his family are being accepted at the link below and while they have met their goal of $500, any amount would be appreciated to improve Bird’s living conditions. Donations will accepted until May 5.

Bird’s story can be watched here.