Cole Wooten was born with a rare skin disease that affected his feet and eventually caused the need for amputation of both. Recovery initially was quick and easy, he says, but because of the skin condition, prosthetics were difficult, but he and his doctors have been working through trying the best possible liners for Cole.
Cole enters the eighth grade this fall and plays tennis, basketball, and track and field. His number one goal right now is to become a paralympic athlete. Currently, he holds the national record in his age division for shotput and discus.
“Never use your disabilities as an excuse,” says Cole. “Keep your head up no matter what life throws at you.”