Hello, my name is Cory and I am 21 years old living in Beckley West Virginia. I have a twin brother named Cody, and we were both born with a rare genetic disorder that caused our shin bones not to form, giving my mother and father the choice of choosing our future, hard rehabilitation in a wheelchair, or amputation and working with prosthetics. My brother has one knee, I don’t have any so there have been several more struggles thrown my way. A lot of people who look at me wouldn’t see the constant pain and pressure of wearing fake legs, the rubbing and redness after wards, the bacterial and fungal scares that require extra cleanliness. I have always wondered why I was born this way, in this situation where I had to watch friends ride bikes, run, and do things I physically could not. People frequently stop me in the street, asking if I was in the military service or that my smile gives off positive energy and the feeling of a healthy attitude. For a while, it would take me by surprise. How could I be given so much credit for simply walking? Because it was on a pair of prosthetic legs? That has been life for me, something that I don’t know any difference. And then, around the age of 18 I saw Nick do a public speaking. I finally realized a big part of my attitude that was missing was gratefulness. To be proud and blessed that I can do the things I want, and everyday things that inspire people to look at themselves and life a little differently. I’ve been called a blessing, a miracle, an inspiration, but in my heart and soul I am human and a working servant of God, and I am blessed to live the life that I am living. Thank you Nick, for helping me realize that attitude is everything, and that being grateful for what you have is much more rewarding than being in pity for what you do not have. Much love and respect.