World Cup of Inspiration From Quadruple Amputee Soccer Player





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Published on Mar 19, 2014

No Hand Ball for Quadruple Amputee Soccer Player

After a half-hour of watching 16-year old Jorge Dyksen play for his high school soccer team, you forget the fact that he doesn't have legs.


The starting forward for the Manchester Regional High School junior varsity team in Haledon, New Jersey had both his arms and legs amputated when he was just one and a half years old due to an infection.

One might think having no limbs would be a major disadvantage for the sport; in Jorge's case - it just makes him work that much harder.

"It's my first time playing soccer in high school," Jorge says with a big smile -- an inspiration to both his teammates and community. "I never give up on things. I have no hands and feet and I still do things without them, and people should know that they shouldn't give up either."

Jorge was born in Panama and brought to America by his adoptive parents, Faye and John Dyksen -- with the help of an organization called: Healing The Children. Jorge's birth family gave him up for adoption because they realized they couldn't provide for his special needs. As a small child, he was constantly outgrowing his prosthesis legs; his current pair cost roughly $27,000. In September 2012, Jorge's adoption officially went through. To celebrate, he decided to join his school's soccer team.

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