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Teen With No Legs Says Playing Basketball Is Like Dating Beyonce

by Vashti Hurt | Posted on Monday, January 14th, 2013
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Roman Sweeney

Roman Sweeney is like many teen boys.  He loves basketball and dreams about Beyonce (Well I guess that makes him like most men), but what makes him different is how he likens the two.

Sweeny, who was born without both legs and one arm, plays on his high school team at North Central Charter Essential School in Fitchburg, Mass.

“On paper, I guess I’m disabled and if it gets me free stuff I’ll take that, but when it comes to people saying, ‘Oh, you can’t do that because you’re disabled,’ then that’s when I’m like, ‘Oh, I’ll try it.’ ”

Roman also plays tennis and baseball, but proudly admits that basketball is his favorite and when asked how he feels when he’s on the court responded:

“It makes me feel like I’m dating Beyoncé. It’s the most beautiful feeling in the world. It’s my passion.”

Best wishes to Roman Sweeney, whose determination and perspective is truly inspiring…not to mention his 3 point shot is pretty impressive.


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