Having a serious disability, for some, can be extremely challenging in itself. Add the fun activities of a budding teenager, and something as simple as playing basketball could seem next to impossible. Well, meet 13-year-old Jamarion Styles who is proving, on a daily basis, that he is not going to let his disability slow him down at all.
Styles, who plays basketball for Eagles Landing Middle School in Boca Raton, FL, continues to wow spectators with his sensational talent. Having no arms nor prosthetics, Styles knocks down three-pointers about as good as the pros.
However, the inspirational teen doesn’t stop there. Having lost his arms to a rare bacterial infection as an infant, Styles continues to defy the odds and plays drums at Delray Beach’s after-school arts hub, he rides his bicycle, and produces and edits his own YouTube video blog.
In December of 2016, Styles was gifted lightweight prosthetic arms by the University of Florida. When he grows up, he wants to play professional football; however, the young athlete said in an interview with The Palm Beach Post that, “I won’t use (the prosthetic arms) though. I can do it.”
And we have no doubt that he will!