Paralympic champ boosts toddler’s first steps with prosthetic leg [Video]


  • Blake Leeper was born with no legs below the knee. He had his first prosthetic legs in as early as nine months old.
  • On his hospital visit to get new prostheses for the 2021 Paralympics, he met two-year-old KJ Dyer.
  • Blake cheered KJ on as he tries his new prosthetic leg.

Nothing is ever truer and more meaningful than someone leading you on from where they’ve exactly been, to where they are now.

This is the story of a Paralympic champ who perfectly knows how to “lead the way.”

Blake Leeper was born with no legs below the knee. He had his first prosthetic legs in as early as nine months old.

However, there is no stopping Blake. This circumstance has not hindered him to be great at what he does.

Photo Credit: Blake Leeper/Instagram

An eight-time international Paralympic track and field medalist, Blake has set American records three times and is currently the world record holder in track and field. Fast is such an understatement to describe his athletic capabilities in the field.

So when one gets a push from someone who’s accomplished like Blake despite being physically challenged, you know it’s the real thing — like what happened in a short but sweet encounter between Blake and KJ Dyer.

KJ, whom Blake spotted in one of his recent hospital visits in Oklahoma City, is a two-year old kid who’s just trying out his first ever prosthetic leg.

Blake instantly rushed over to KJ to lift his spirits up — jumping around, running, walking like a carefree soul. That moment shifted the entire atmosphere into pure excitement especially for KJ, who was as delighted and eager as Blake.

“Oh I got my legs on! I am ready for you! You are doing awesome!” These were some of the encouragement Blake gave KJ while practicing his first steps in the hospital hallway.

On his Instagram account, Blake shared their sweet, touching moment. “This right here is my motivation. I promise to keep grinding and fighting so young KJ will have every opportunity to compete at the highest level!”

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