Having My Leg Amputated Was The Best Decision I Ever Made | Amazing Humans

Having My Leg Amputated Was The Best Decision I Ever Made | Amazing Humans

January 14, 2020 0 By Jose Scott


I had my leg amputated at 16. And, yeah, best decision
I ever made. Mr England 2017. Jack Eyres! I’m here, you know,
five days a week, training, like, four hours a day. Like, your whole life has to revolve
around being the best version of yourself you can be. I think Jack’s massively inspiring. The fact that he made the team
for the first time this year, winning a bronze medal
at the Europeans and the World Championships,
so his professionalism’s incredible. It got progressively worse and
worse, kind of, through childhood. The leg was slightly short as well,
so I walked with quite an obvious limp, which gave me
quite a lot of backache. And it was one of the main reasons
why I wanted my leg amputated, because I could see that there was
an option past my disability. I ended up just seeing a magazine
article, and they were basically trying to find more diverse models
within the fashion industry. I was then approached by
these talent spotters looking for the next Mr England. I’m getting the support and I’m
obviously doing the right thing, so thank you so much.
I really appreciate it. CHEERING Thank you and congratulations. I’m constantly
looking to better myself. I’m always looking
to improve whatever I can do. I’m not going to settle
just for the easy option. I’m always going to take
the most challenging route, because I believe
great things come from that. Um, and I don’t consider myself
disabled any more. I’m just an amputee.
There’s not a lot that I can’t do. My message to anybody who’s kind
of going through what I’ve been through would be,
it’s not the end of the world, it’s just the start
of a new beginning. And I think that’s really important. It’s just about
what really lights your fire to kind of get out there and do it.