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U.S. Adaptive Sports Team - Derik Smith to compete in Thailand at 2020 World Cup

 

November 21, 2019

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Smith, prior to sprinting leg change.

Derik Smith was born with pseudarthrosis of the Tibia and at the age of nine, after nine surgeries, made the decision to have his leg amputated so that he could continue to play in the sports that he loves. "It's football, not feetball, and I am going to play," Derik told his Mom. And play he does. Derik is a defensive and tight end on his varsity football team. He plays basketball, runs track, throws the discus and competes in the long jump. "Competing in football, track or any sport makes me feel equal to everyone else." Said Derik. As he sees it there is always someone who wins and someo...



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