The 12-Year-Old Armless Baseball Player | BORN DIFFERENT


Taylor: There’s times
where I like forget that there’s anything
different about her. She just happens
to not have arms. I won’t lie it makes me
jealous because she’s amazing at sports
that I can’t even do. Zoe: My name is Zoe [Inaudible]
and I was born with no arms. I’m musical,
sassy and determined. Karrie: We weren’t planning
on adopting any more kids. They sent us pictures of her
holding a bottle between her feet and drinking it and blowing
her nose with her foot. And I just fell
in love with her. When we first brought her home,
we really didn’t know what to expect. She was falling a lot because
she didn’t have good balance. She would land right
smack on her forehead. My original thought was okay,
I’ve got to teach this kid how to fall. So I took her to gymnastics. And that was,
that was her very first sport. And she did that for a while,
just working on balance coordination. From there we went to dance and
soccer and eventually karate. Zoe: I usually get treated the same
except for when I’m at places in public. Some people yell
what’s wrong with her? But I usually ignore them. Taylor: I’ll notice
like people are staring or pointing. We’ve even had people just like
come up and like touch her. It’s strange.
Karrie: If we go to the grocery store, there’s inevitably one little
kid they point and and say, “Mom, look at that little girl.
She doesn’t have any arms.” She doesn’t worry too much
about what other people think. She’s always really taken
everything in her stride. Taylor: I don’t think I’ve ever
like actually heard her say that she couldn’t do something.
She can do anything she wants to do. Ty: Sometimes I would just see
her just standing on the counter, trying to get something and I
go, “do you need help?” And she’s like, “no, I got it.” Seeing her being able to do
things that me and Taylor can do … Taylor: Or that we can’t do. Ty: Yes, some things that we
can’t do you know using her feet. It’s really impressive.
Taylor: I won’t lie. It makes me jealous a little bit
because she’s amazing at sports that I can’t even do. Zoe: I play four sports; karate, dance,
baseball and soccer. I usually put stuff between
my cheek and shoulder. So I decided to put the bat
between my cheek and shoulder and I just swung. Karrie: We thought well she can’t
throw and how is she going to bat? And we,
we figured we’d give it a shot, and we just handed
Zoe the bat and she took it under her chin and
that’s how she’s batted ever since, her first baseball game
was incredibly inspiring. There were a lot of
people in the audience that were teary eyed
watching her play. She was so little,
and just so amazing. Taylor: She’s so driven. She’s definitely got the
personality type to be so good at like everything she does. Ty: She pushes herself and
keeps on working at it and like, never gives up on herself. Zoe: I’ve been playing soccer
for seven years and it’s perfect for me because I
don’t have to use my hands. Brian: It kind of humbles
you to you know, watch her, do things that you sit
there, you know, you don’t know how she’s going to do it
but she finds a way to do it. So I don’t see anything
really holding her back. Whatever she wants to do,
she’ll find a way to do it, and just watching her and stuff makes you
proud of what she does and who she is. Taylor: Not a day goes by where
I’m not super proud of her. There’s times where I like forget,
that there’s anything different about her. Zoe: To the people that
who feel different, Just know that you are not
alone and people support you. And know you’re awesome
just the way you are.

100 thoughts on “The 12-Year-Old Armless Baseball Player | BORN DIFFERENT

  1. Thereโ€™s a guy in my neighborhood he doesnโ€™t have any arms yet he rides his bike around the neighborhood every morning

  2. Waooo ๐Ÿ˜โค๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘โœŒ๐Ÿ‘‹โœŒ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜โค i love you

  3. As a mother of a child with a visual difference itโ€™s important to educate people that might not understand why someone is different. People are naturally curious and if they canโ€™t understand why someone is different then theyโ€™re ignorant and their thoughts and opinions donโ€™t matter anyway. Just throwing that out there.

  4. It frustrates me that people think they have the right to touch someone just because they are different ๐Ÿคจ Have they heard of respect and boundaries?!

  5. She looks perfect. Zoe tell those people who make disrespectful comments, What are those things growing out of your shoulders.

  6. They could appreciate what kind of a person she is…tho no one appreciate me for bieng born in my family..

  7. I have arm's and i can't do the thin's that you can doโค๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’˜๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’Ÿ

  8. she is so strong. and im sorry people stare and point and say things, but children will be children. they like to learn new things. if they see a girl with no arms, they are bound to look and stare, its just how they learn. so dont think much of it

  9. Wow she plays a lot of sports
    ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ง ๐Ÿ’ฐ ๐Ÿ’ด ๐Ÿ’ต

  10. I DO NOT KNOW HOW THIS GIRL CAN PUT HER LEGS ON HER FACE OR HIS MOUTH I TRYED IT AND IT DID NOT WORK AT ALL!!๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค๐Ÿ˜ฎ

  11. i got mad respect for this girl and her amazing will to overcome but i canโ€™t help but feel that holding the bat like that might be potentially dangerous? like iโ€™m just scared itโ€™ll hit her chin if the ball is pitched too hard ๐Ÿ˜ฅ

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