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Sikeston boy with no hands and feet is breaking barriers

He's a swimmer, wrestler, and a football and basketball player. He's a swimmer, wrestler, and a football and basketball player.
Samuel has three siblings, all adopted. His sister Lottie and Brother Duke also have special needs. Samuel has three siblings, all adopted. His sister Lottie and Brother Duke also have special needs.
“I can do all things through Christ, Philippians 4:13,” Samuel said. “I can do all things through Christ, Philippians 4:13,” Samuel said.
They say their children teach them more about perseverance and strength every day and, as a family, their faith grows together. They say their children teach them more about perseverance and strength every day and, as a family, their faith grows together.
SIKESTON, MO (KFVS) -

A Sikeston boy born with no hands and feet is overcoming his challenges in so many ways. 

He's a swimmer, wrestler, and a football and basketball player. He's breaking barriers beyond what others thought possible.

He's a reminder to all of us that if we think a physical challenge can keep us from our dreams, we'd better think again.

Diving in headfirst is the approach Samuel takes with about everything he does.

“He strives to want to do what everybody else is doing,” His mother Becky Tyler said.

From swimming to basketball to wrestling, Samuel gives 110 percent.

“Football is a little hard. Sometimes it's a little hard to catch with football,” Samuel said.

But, just because it's hard, sure doesn't mean Samuel won't do it.

“We were thinking ‘How are you going to play basketball without hands?' and I said ‘Are you sure you want to play basketball?' and he was like ‘Yes, I want to play basketball.'” Becky said.

So, with practice, encouragement from his coach and teammates, and, of course, help from dad, Samuel, like always, defeats the odds.

Samuel has three siblings, all adopted. His sister Lottie and Brother Duke also have special needs.

“There are so many children out there who need homes, they need families and sometimes it scares people when they see a special need, but I would just encourage you to pray about it,” Becky said.

Parents Becky and Ed Tyler say the calling to grow their family in this way follows their family motto.

“That's what we say, we never leave the wounded behind,” Becky said.

They say their children teach them more about perseverance and strength every day and, as a family, their faith grows together.

“I can witness from them, their perseverance, their willingness to keep on fighting,” Ed said.

“I can do all things through Christ, Philippians 4:13,” Samuel said.

Samuel says, if you don't think you can do it, he's got a message for you.

“Tell them don't quit,” Samuel said.

Samuel also has an older sister, Hannah, who is in college studying journalism. 

She wrote an article about her brother with has now gone viral online. It's called No Hands, No Feet, No Limits. 

Click here to read that article and more about Samuel's journey.

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