One [email protected] Kid: 14yo Hockey Goalie With Major Disability Honored By Major Junior Team

This kid's doing something right if he's an inspiration to athletes older than he is! It never occurred to him that this serious birth defect should keep him out of competitive sports. Including hockey and rugby!

Written by Outdoor Beasts Staff on January 22, 2018

This kid’s doing SOMETHING right if he’s an inspiration to athletes older than he is!

It never occurred to him that a serious birth defect should keep him from being successful in competitive sports. Including hockey and rugby!

Gabe Ferron-Bouius was diagnosed at birth with a rare condition called fibular hemimelia, the shortening or absence of a fibula, which didn’t allow his right foot and ankle to develop properly. As a result, Gabe had his foot removed and his heel pad attached to his tibia, and he was fitted for a prosthetic leg before his first birthday.

Someone in the 67’s organization read the story and approached head coach André Tourigny about the possibility of inviting Gabe to practice. Tourigny was completely on board, saying it would good for both the young netminder and the 67’s.

“He’s a really good example of determination,” Tourigny said. “He’s faced some obstacles in life and he’s battled through and he persevered. It’s great for our team, for our players, to see that. To hear about his approach and how he’s never backed down from anything. That’s a super example of determination.
Source: The Sun

And of course, you want to know… how did he do?

“He actually really impressed me. It’s awesome. There’s nothing you can’t do in life and he’s a perfect example. I don’t see a difference,” 67’s netminder Olivier Tremblay said.

“He looked confident. He’s got good tracking, he’s a big boy. He just made some awesome saves. I think he can be good and he can play (Ontario Hockey League) in the future, for sure.”
Source: The Sun

In case you missed that, the kid has a prosthetic leg… and is STILL excelling as a goalie. He’s not playing in sledge hockey or a special segregated league for people with disabilities.

Nope.

He’s in the regular league for kids his age. And he’s crushing it! He has hopes of advancing to the higher levels, too!

One thing we can tell you, he’s got the right attitude for sure!

Keep dreaming big, Gabe! You just might make it to the big leagues!

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