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Inspiring Double Leg Amputee Maisie Catt Shows Off Her Taekwondo Moves

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Inspiring Double Leg Amputee Maisie Catt Shows Off Her Taekwondo Moves

Schoolgirl Maisie Catt is proving how good of a fighter she is after taking up the martial art taekwondo. What makes it even the more amazing is the fact that Maisie doesn’t have legs.

The eight-year-old is a double amputee but that hasn’t stopped her from learning various kicking moves which she has had to gradually adapt to.

Inspiring Double Leg Amputee Maisie Catt Shows Off Her Taekwondo Moves

Inspiring Double Leg Amputee Maisie Catt Shows Off Her Taekwondo Moves

Maisie was born healthy but was diagnosed with meningitis at only months old. The doctors had to amputate both her legs, one above the knee and one just below the knee, as her blood had been poisoned by septicaemia.

But Maisie is a fighter, not just as a taekwondo fighter but also in her every day to day life. She is determined to not let anything hold her back and wants to be just like her brother.

She was able to take up taekwondo after pleading with her mom, Sharon, to let her enroll after watching her then five-year-old brother, Finlay, taking lessons.

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“My first thought was ‘oh right’ but she has been welcomed in and is the first disabled person to take part at the club which really surprised us.” Mom, Sharon said.

Maisie, who wears prosthetic legs, also loves school, swimming and also enjoys eating brownies. “She is determined and fiercely independent. She doesn’t understand why other people like her haven’t done things like her.” Sharon added.

According to Sharon, she and Maisie’s grandma, Margaret, were bursting with pride at Maisie’s first taekwondo session.

Maisie Catt, who wears prosthetic legs, also loves school, swimming and also enjoys eating brownies.

Maisie Catt, who wears prosthetic legs, also loves school, swimming and also enjoys eating brownies.

The chief instructor at Premier Taekwondo, Mostafa Bagherzadeh, said, “Maisie is a credit to herself and to her parents. She is really proactive and is loving taekwondo. This sends a message to other parents and children that disabilities should not stop you from doing taekwondo.”

Maisie was given prosthetic legs at 10-months-old and learned to walk with them. Her mom said, “She really gets involved in everything,”

Recently, Maisie Catt, who now competes in Para-Taekwondo, had the chance to show off her moves in front of the World Taekwondo President Choue Chung. Here is how she did:

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Preemie Found In Trash Bag With Maggot-Infested Head Wound, Now She’s Fighting For Her Life

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One thing I will never understand, and am quite sure many people can relate, is how a person can be able to abandon their little defenseless baby at a time they need them the most and walk away.

Unfortunately, such things still happen. In a recent case that is garnering a lot of attention, a baby girl was reportedly found inside a plastic bag in Vietnam. The baby had been exposed to the sun, had several mosquito bites and had a nasty wound in her head that had become infested with maggots.

According to sources, the child was found tied to a coffee tree in Lam Dong Province, in the Central Highlands of Vietnam.

When she was found, the baby was in a horrific condition. Doctors feared she would not survive, and if she did, then she wouldn’t last too long.

Luckily, Venerable Minh Tai, abbot of the Hue Quang Pagoda, came to the poor baby’s rescue.

Tai has taken in more than 100 orphans over the years, giving them a safe place to live and grow until they found a foster family.

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When Tai learnt of the baby girl’s plight, she immediately adopted her. With the help of her nuns, Tai currently takes care of ten orphans.

Tai also managed to raise $25,000 from kind Facebook users and the temples in Vietnam to pay for the baby’s medical bills.

The baby girl was named Hoai An, which means perpetual peace in Vietnamese. Baby Hoai has a number of health issues but doctors are doing the best they can for her.

“I wouldn’t write her off at this point; that would be wrong. There is a chance her condition will improve.” Dr. Tang Kok Kee, a neurosurgeon treating Hoai told the Straits Times.

Venerable Minh Tai, with baby Trieu Hoai An in her arms

Venerable Minh Tai, with baby Trieu Hoai An in her arms

Tai also is doing the best she can for baby Hoai, by giving her unconditional love and praying for her. “She is sleeping better, crying louder and has more of an appetite. She has also gained about 700g in weight and her reactions have improved,” Tai said.

Please remember to share this article with friends and family to garner prayers and well wishes for baby Hoai as she fights for her life and to show appreciation for all the incredible people who have helped so far.

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Five Guys staff sees a customer too weak to order—so they feed him a free meal

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Detroit’s Greektown neighborhood, Five Guys franchise manager was having a normal day at work when he saw a familiar face at the restaurant — It was Leonard. He noticed that the customer was not feeling alright.

There is always something amazing going on within the local communities. Last month, customers of the Five Guys restaurant in Detroit witnessed an uplifting random act of kindness between the restaurant staff and a sick customer.

Detroit’s Greektown neighborhood, Five Guys franchise manager was having a normal day at work when he saw a familiar face at the restaurant — It was Leonard. He noticed that the customer was not feeling alright.

Five Guys staff sees a customer too weak to order—so they feed him a free meal

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“This time when he came in, he was having trouble ordering, saying he was sick,” Justin told FOX 2 Detroit.

As Leonard struggled to make his order, Justin decided to give him the full meal: a burger done “all the way” (topped with all the classic ingredients), plus fries and a drink.

And he didn’t charge him for the meal. “He was so unwell that he couldn’t even process the order himself,” Justin said. “So we just gave it to him.”

Five Guys staff sees a customer too weak to order—so they feed him a free meal

It didn’t just end there. Leonard was too weak to feed himself. That’s when a Justin stepped up once again and fed the man.

The manager has really won the hearts of many people.

“At Five Guys we don’t have — or believe in canned interactions but in the genuine interactions,” Justin told Liftable. “All of our interactions are genuine.”

“Every guest is special to us,” he told FOX 2. A random customer at the restaurant took photos of the scene and shared them online. The photos have since gone viral.

Justin was surprised that people were making a big deal of it after his story went viral and got picked up by news outlets.

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“It came as a surprise to me, that so many are surprised to see this level of service for our guests,” he told Liftable.

“What I am most grateful for is the impact the story has had on my team,” Justin said. “Too often my staff and I hear negative stories about the city we call home and often morale is lowered because ‘who wants to work in that environment.’”

It is amazing how a small act of kindness can impact a lot of people in the community.

“I believe that every person has the ability to make an impact on a person’s life through small acts, like this one,” Justin said.

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Heartbroken grandfather eats alone next to late wife’s memorial at granddaughter’s wedding

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Everyone loves weddings because it’s usually a great time for families both from near and far to come together and celebrate someone’s special day.

Unfortunately, sometimes some family members are just too far away from us.

Sahrah Elswick together with her husband Zachery were celebrating their marriage when Sahrah decided to set up a tribute to her beloved grandmother “mawmaw,” who died in 2017

She didn’t realize that the seat she was about to set up for her mawmaw will create a heartbreaking moment.

At her wedding, a white chair with photos of Mawmaw and a sign on it that read, “We know you would be here today if heaven wasn’t so far away,” was set up to honor her grandmother.

“It meant everything to me to see this at my wedding. It was so important that she be a part of my day because we were very close and I’m so glad I did it because now I see that it meant even more to him,” Sahrah told TODAY Food.

While having dinner, Sahrah spotted a scene that made her burst into tears – her grandpa was sitting with the special memorial.

“When I saw him sitting there I immediately burst into tears I was just so heartbroken and also in awe at how much he loved her,” she said.

“I just wanted to sit with her and be there with her,” Pawpaw said.  Pawpaw and Mawmaw were married for 45 years and its evident they had a “loving relationship filled with fun” and you can tell by how she is missed.

Sahrah captured and shared the moment on social media and it has since gone viral.

Sahrah’s story just made me shed some tears. Share this story if you have a loved one that you miss so much.

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