Woman Born with No Arms or Kneecaps Prepares for Black Belt Test

Sheila Radziewicz of Massachusetts was born without arms or kneecaps. But she hasn't let that prevent her from accomplishing her goals, including getting a black belt in Taekwondo:

Sheila Radziewicz was scheduled to take her test next month at Bruce McCorry's Martial Arts in Peabody. The 32-year-old brown belt, who was born with thrombocytopenia-absent radius, or TAR syndrome, told The Salem News she's been training in martial arts for three years. [...]

The Salem resident, who works as an advocate for victims of domestic violence, said she has never let her disability stop her. At 23, Radziewicz earned her driver's license. She uses a car that she controls with her feet.


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I hate to be a rivet-counter, but isn't everyone born without knee caps? We have cartilage, but the bones don't grow in until long after we're born.

(Yeah, I know. Get a life :) )
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Reminds me of the scene with the Black Knight in Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

“Oh! Had enough, eh? Come back and take what's coming to you, you yellow bastards! Come back here and take what's coming to you! I'll bite your legs off!”
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