A Man Born With No Limbs, Who Took Up Break Dancing As a Way Of Making Friends.
A man born with no limbs, who took up break dancing as a way of making friends, discovered he not only had a gift for it but that it could inspire others.
Gabe Adams, 19, was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil with Hanhart syndrome, a rare medical condition characterized by underdeveloped limbs, mouth and jaw. In Gabe’s case none of his limbs grew at all. Adopted by American parents Janelle and Ron Adams, Gabe was brought to the US as a baby and grew up with his 13 siblings in Kaysville, Utah.
“Before you make your next excuse, ask yourself this: What can I do to improve? Be honest with yourself about what you can do better, and you can free yourself of the blame and the denial that is sure to hold you back. Take responsibility for your actions, and you can live an incredible life of integrity. Make time to create positive momentum, and you will keep moving forward.”
From a young age Gabe started using a wheelchair but parents Ron and Janelle were determined that their son would be as independent as possible, pushing Gabe to learn to move independently of his wheelchair. At school he tried out for the dance team as a way of making friends – discovering he could use his limbless body to his advantage in the art of break dancing. After graduating from high school Gabe has continued to prove his independence, moving out of the family home and embarking on a career as a motivational speaker.
“It is within your power to make big things happen. Use these 15 motivational quotes to get your mind right. (No excuses!)”.
Videographer /director: Tyler Stefanelli
Producer: Nathalie Bonney, Ruby Coote
Editor: Beth Angus