Queen Latifah has been showcasing people all season long who have been taking their lives #OneStepFurther by pushing the limits to achieve their goals. And Blake Leeper is no exception. He’s a 25-year-old athlete who doesn’t take no for an answer, and he triumphed against the odds to take steps no one thought he could.
Blake Leeper is a United States Paralympic athlete who was born with both legs missing below the knee and has worn prosthetics since he was nine months old. Despite being born with a disadvantage, Blake has an incredible outlook on life. He lives by the quote,
“Ten percent of life is what you’re dealt with and 90 percent is what you do with it.”
and Blake has certainly proved one can overcome just about any setback with that 90 percent.
He surprised one of his biggest fans, a 10-year-old boy named Brian Douglas, who’s also a double leg amputee. Brian lives by the motto, “No feet… No excuse”. He has been training to run in his first triathlon and finds inspiration in Blake.