Gotta Watch: Living without limits
Kyle Maynard trains to hike Mt. Kilimanjaro.
January 26th, 2012
11:23 AM ET

Gotta Watch: Living without limits

Today’s video of an armless Colombian man who repairs electronics inspired us. He says that he doesn’t want people to feel sorry for him. He’s in good company in these people who are doing great things despite their disabilities. Watch their stirring stories.

Climbing mountains – Kyle Maynard was born without arms or legs, but he hasn’t let that stop him from going for his dreams. CNN followed him as he trained to hike Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Maynard reached the summit on January 15th, according to his website.

Actress and athlete – Aimee Mullins has a long list of accomplishments. She has modeled high fashion in London and broken world track and field records. She also has no legs. Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to her about her philosophy on life.

Young activist – A young Cambodian orphan with no hands and one leg was adopted by a family in Canada. Now he’s raising awareness for other orphans from his birth country. See what he’s doing to bring in money for others.

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  1. BOMBO ©

    What about the numerous people who post comments on news stories without a fully functioning brain. There's an inspiring story.

    January 26, 2012 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
  2. Crab People

    Craaaab People
    Craaaab People
    Look like Crab
    Act like people

    January 26, 2012 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  3. Jp

    Dam he's cute...

    January 26, 2012 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  4. duh

    is it still "hiking" without legs or more like crawling? anyways, good for him.

    Also, caption below picture says he plans to hike Mr. Kilamanjaro and not Mt. Kilamanjaro...

    January 26, 2012 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
    • AW

      Perhaps someone should warn Mr. Kilamanjaro?

      January 26, 2012 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Ymag

    WOW! Thanks for the story!

    January 26, 2012 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
  6. bobcat ( in a hat )

    You can.t help but admire people like this. They are true inspirations to show what can be done if you want it.

    January 26, 2012 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
    • TODAY

      true...we all can learn from them instead of making fun of them Yolanda Weiner

      January 26, 2012 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Rock Lobster

    We were at a party
    His ear lobe fell in the deep
    Someone reached in and grabbed it
    It was a rock lobster

    We were at the beach
    Everybody had matching towels
    Somebody went under a dock
    And there they saw a rock
    It wasn't a rock
    It was a rock lobster

    Motion in the ocean
    His air hose broke
    Lots of trouble
    Lots of bubble
    He was in a jam
    S'in a giant clam

    Down, down

    Underneath the waves
    Mermaids wavin'
    Wavin' to mermen
    Wavin' sea fans
    Sea horses sailin'
    Dolphins wailin'

    Red snappers snappin'
    Clam shells clappin'
    Muscles flexin'
    Flippers flippin'

    Down, down

    Let rock!

    Boy's in bikinis
    Girls in surfboards
    Everybody's rockin'
    Everybody's fruggin'
    Twistin' 'round the fire
    Havin' fun
    Bakin' potatoes
    Bakin' in the sun

    Put on your noseguard
    Put on the Lifeguard
    Pass the tanning butter

    Here comes a stingray
    There goes a manta-ray
    In walked a jelly fish
    There goes a dog-fish
    Chased by a cat-fish
    In flew a sea robin
    Watch out for that piranha
    There goes a narwhale

    January 26, 2012 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  8. Iceman

    @crab people you had better watch out you treading on bad ground

    January 26, 2012 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
  9. Iceman

    We should be lucky to feel our frostbite. Guess ill beveer cimplain about it again

    January 26, 2012 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  10. Iceman

    @ bombo thank you for your first comment, im so tired of people that put others down because of a disability . While in reality these people are actually the stronger ones of society

    January 26, 2012 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Grammar Nazi

    I hope the picture caption is not true: "Kyle Maynard trains to hike Mr. Kilimanjaro." That would be a bad day for Mr. Kilimanjaro.

    January 26, 2012 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Joogie

    Is Kyle Maynard a quad amputee or was he born without arms and legs like the paragraph above his video states?

    January 26, 2012 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  13. TODAY


    January 26, 2012 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
  14. TODAY


    January 26, 2012 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  15. TODAY

    grow brain and come back

    January 26, 2012 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
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