The high school wrestling profession of a teen in California who was set to be captain of his group is now in jeopardy after someone stole his prosthetic legs.
Brett Winters, a senior at Pacific High School in San Benardino, California, is a double amputee after being born without tibia bones in his legs. When Brett was a baby his mom was given an option: her son could either spend the rest of his life in a wheelchair or have his legs cut off.
” So, I was amputated at 8-and-a-half months old and I got my first set of legs at 10- and-a-half months old,” Brett Winters told ABC News’ Los Angeles station KABC.
Prosthetic technology has actually developed in the years because Brett’s legs were cut off and he has numerous pairs for various activities such as walking, running, playing football and fumbling.
Just this past week, the legs he utilizes for wrestling all of a sudden disappeared from a health club closet.
Brett has actually continued practicing without his battling legs since they went missing out on however he states he remains in a lot of discomfort without them.
” Today, practicing? It injures to even practice,” Winters said.
Among his legs have actually shown up given that they both went missing out on and the San Bernardino School District has offered to replace Winters’ prosthetics however the process to fit him with brand-new legs is long and they can’t just be replaced rapidly. The replacement legs may not be all set for him until the fumbling season– and his high school career– is over.
” Bummed out,” Winters said matter-of-factly when asked how he feels about the entire scenario by KABC. “I was intending on going to CIF this year once again or possible state championships and winning all of it, however I can’t due to the fact that my fumbling legs are gone … Out of all my sports that I did at Pacific High School, this was the one sport that I could actually do and this was the one sport that I was able to do very well.”
Brett was all set to be team captain this year however, unless his other leg is discovered or recovered, he will have to miss out on the season and hope his brand-new legs arrive quickly.
” I don’t know if I am wrestling at all this year,” stated Winters.