February 23, 2013

Positivity: Young amputee’s sports success brings joy to family

Filed under: Life-Based News,Positivity — Tom @ 6:01 am

From Woodburn, Indiana:

Feb 22, 2013 / 04:03 am

The story of an Indiana teen who continues to make local sports headlines despite having prosthetic legs has highlighted the Catholic faith and pro-life devotion of his parents.

Like most American teens, Nik Hoot, a 16 year-old sophomore at Woodlan High School in Woodburn, In., has yet to meet an extra-curricular activity he does not enjoy.

He has played football, baseball, basketball and is now a semi-state qualifier for his weight class in wrestling. He plays drums, trumpet and mellophone and is active in his school’s marching band.

His passion for sports began at an early age when his oldest brother introduced him to football by “teaching” him how to watch Notre Dame games on television. Nik’s first words, his mother Apryl Hoot told CNA Feb. 18 were, “It’s good!”

“I knew sports were going to be a big thing for him right then and there,” she said.

However, unlike most American teens, Nik was born in Russia at 24 weeks after surviving a failed abortion.

Apryl said she’s “gotten complaints” from people asking her how she could talk so openly about her adopted son being an abortion survivor.

In return, she asks them, “How can you not talk about a child who’s survived an abortion attempt?” …

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