Boy Beats Disability – level 1

14-06-2017 15:00

This story is about a boy. He is from Bosnia. He is born with no arms, and his feet are deformed. He is afraid of water. However, he joins a club.

One year later, everything changes. He wins a gold medal. He is a team leader.

The club coach wants to give disabled children a chance. Their bodies are different, but they can still do things. He takes them to lunches, dinners, and even skiing. The team is currently training for this year’s European Championship for Disabled Swimmers.

Difficult words: deformed (in the wrong shape), disabled (with some problem of the body), currently (at the moment).

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