Triple Amputee Shares His Story

October 8, 2012 Updated Oct 8, 2012 at 11:16 PM EDT

By WKBW Admin

October 8, 2012 Updated Oct 8, 2012 at 11:16 PM EDT

KENMORE (WKBW) Meet Cameron Clapp, a fun loving Californian with a strong message.

"I'm missing three limbs. Both of my legs above the knees and my right arm. And that has never stopped me from pushing the limits," Clapp said.

After being struck by a train at the age of fifteen, Clapp lost three of his limbs. Since then he has dedicated himself to speaking to other amputees, their families, and doctors. Sharing his story, his message, and inspiring others.

"Be totally empowered to take on the world. Regardless if you're missing a limb or two," Clapp added.

"Cameron is a true inspiration for patients and staff. He lets staff know not to put any limits or expectations on patients to let them lead their own way. And for patients he is a great motivational factor to let them know there are no limits and that anything is possible," Joe Baumgarden of Kenmore Mercy Hospital said.

One person in the audience was Kevin Degnan, an amputee who, like Cameron, hasn't let his situation dictate his future and recently has run in multiple races.

"Extremely inspirational, to know that you have to look at life no matter what is dealt to you, that you pick yourself up and move on," Degnan said.

Despite a being told he would never walk again, with the help of state of the art prosthetics, Clapp can now do much more than walk. He is an avid runner, loves surfing and snow skiing, and is training to swim in a triathalon in the near future.

"I don't have any limitations other than what's set in here you know," Clapp said.

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