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10-year-old boy plays soccer again after losing part of leg

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Ten-year-old Adrian Grajeda is determined to play soccer again and is back working on his ultimate goal to become a professional soccer player.

10-year-old boy Adrian Grajeda plays soccer again after losing part of leg

In October of last year, a portion of Adrian's right leg was amputated after a car drove through a fence at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School, and debris from the crash hit him while he was playing soccer with his friends.

He played the role of hero in that moment, pushing a girl out of the way so she wouldn't be hit, but he couldn't get out of the way.

"Three witnesses recall Adrian helped a girl, he pushed a girl out of the way of the car so the item struck him not the little girl," his mother, Brandy Grajeda, told KESQ.

After four surgeries and seven blood transfusions, Adrian has returned to action with the help of a prosthetic leg.

When he got his prosthetic leg in February, a doctor said he would need a year of physical therapy before he could walk around a building by himself.

But he walked by himself immediately after getting this prosthetic leg and he's attended class with minimal assistance ever since.

Adrian said: "If you just sit inside all day feeling bad for yourself, you won't get anything done.

"I hope I can get better with my legs, so I can shoot better and get better at running.

"I mean I can't really bend at the ankle, so I can't shoot with my right foot, but it's cool because I can still walk."

Adrian's family is raising money to help buy him an athletic prosthetic so he can continue improving his game. You can help by visiting www.pdysl.com or adriangrajeda.webstarts.com/index.html

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