One-Legged BMX Rider Dreams Of Turning Pro

BarcroftTVPublished: August 8, 2017
Published: August 8, 2017

Julian Molina from Andes, Colombia, hopes to become a BMX pro one day and he won’t let a missing leg stop him in achieving his goal! When he was just seven, Julian was hit by a bus that left his left foot crushed. The injury led to other complications and the developing gangrene made doctors amputate his entire leg after weeks spent in the hospital.

That didn’t make the young thrill seeker set off his dreams, despite the traumatic experience. His positive outlook on life had begun taking shape the moment he left the hospital. He says that he felt happy just by leaving the awful food there.

By the time he turned 13, Julian was able to afford his own BMX bike without the help of his parents, by selling chewing gum on the side of the road. His parents, Ruben and Dalila, encouraged him to continue living his life like a happy child, not to panic and to keep on persevering.

It took just a few short months for Julian to become known for his skills on the bike, first locally and eventually he got invited to appear at BMX event in the USA. His dream now is to have a BMX store in a park, so that other enthusiasts can come over and have ride.

Videographer / director: Urban Skargren
Producer: Bunmi Adigun, Nick Johnson
Editor: Sonia Estal

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