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Amputee Rock Climber

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"I'm a below-the-knee amputee, my right leg. I was actually born without my leg. Once I showed interest to walk, they fit a prosthetic and I started walking," says Corey Ramos.

It wasn't long before walking turned to running, and running turned to rock climbing. "It's just like walking, for any challenge, for anyone, it's getting over that obstacle and once you accomplish one obstacle, you find something bigger, something more intimidating."

It's that "can do" attitude that led Corey to work with others. He's teamed up with Catalyst Sports, a non-profit organization making sports, like rock climbing and kayaking, accessible to disabled athletes. The program also supplies participants with shoes, chalk, harnesses and adaptive equipment that's specialized to their needs. Eric Gray is the founder of Catalyst Sports. "It's incredible because it opens up the community so all of a sudden you have someone with an amputation climbing next to someone that's blind, climbing right next to someone that's in a wheelchair, climbing next to an able bodied individual."

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