Mathews-Dickey youth hear amputee's Mount Kilimanjaro crawl tale

ST. LOUIS (KSDK) – Thursday morning, Mathews-Dickey youth got a pep talk from a congenital quadruple amputee who climbed the tallest mountain in Africa.

Kyle Maynard crawled to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro for the first time in history, which was the a part of his discussion.

Maynard was born with arms that end at the elbows and legs near the knees, but it hasn't slowed him down. From being a wrestler to setting weightlifting records, he has continued to take on whatever obstacle stands in his way.

He penned the book, "No Excuses," and stopped by Mathews-Dickey Boys and Girls Club to let kids know that no matter what they're faced with, they can do it.

According to his blog, Maynard has planned to scale Mount Aconcagua, which is the highest mountain in South America next. There's no timeline on when he plans to do it.

Check out the full NewsChannel 5 interview in the above video below.


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