The NubAbility Athletics Foundation is an organization that provides opportunities for adolescents with different limbs (a term for children with congenital or traumatic amputation) in sports. The nonprofit organization brings together children with coaches with similar limb differences in camps in the US to help participants learn the sport they choose, regardless of their perceived limitations.
This mission became impressively clear when Twitter user Brad Vinyard published a video from one of the NubAbility camps. In the clip, a young man named Tim tries a 20-inch box jump. Flanked by buses, he stops at his first attempts, clearly intimidated by the height of the platform.
But after being encouraged by a coach on the other side of the box who demands that he put his feet up, he keeps trying. In a sweaty tank top, Tim approaches the box again, this time with only one leg, before stepping back in frustration.
After Tim has finally stepped back in the direction of the box and has received another call from a coach, he falls on the box to cheer his coaches and experience the stunned relief of the young athlete jumping off the box His trainer ends arms overcome by emotions. At the end of the clip it is not surprising that many spectators cry too.
As Vinyard wrote in his tweet:
"My favorite moment from the Nubability Camp, Tim overcame his fears and self-doubts and landed a 20-inch boxing jump, if you have not heard of Nubability Athletics and its founder, Sam have Kuhnert, look at them. # NubCamp2019 # DontNeed2 # GameOn "
Founder Kuhnert has confirmed Tim's comments on Vinyard's post go to the warehouse, since he was young. Obviously, this young man has made an effort to get where he is now – and will only become stronger in the future.