Boy Born Without A Leg Wants To Join Army. Then He Met The Same Marine Just Like Him!
A veteran of the United States Marine Corps recently decided to share a workout with ten-year-old Diego Mercado, who was born with only seven fingers and is missing his right leg. As an amputee himself, the retired marine was moved by Diego’s story and was equally as inspired by his amazing willpower.
The veteran Jose Sanchez from San Antonio, Texas, first heard about Diego when he was training at the Warrior Fitness Center. He retired after a tour in Afghanistan, where he lost his leg. The owners of the fitness center shared Diego’s story, and Jose wanted to meet the little boy and help him out a bit, as it’s his dream to enlist in the army one day.