STUDIO CITY (CBSLA.com) — U.S. paralympic track and field star Blake Leeper stopped by KCAL9 on Saturday to talk about his journey to become the first disabled American athlete to compete in the Olympic Games in Rio.
Leeper is a bilateral below the knee amputee who has used prosthetics since the age of nine.READ MORE: Co-Founder Of Black Lives Matter LA Sues LAPD Over Their Response To Swatting Call At Her Home
He recently played in the NBA All-Star celebrity basketball game alongside stars like Kevin Hart, Common, Chris Mullin, Anthony Anderson and more.READ MORE: Father And Son Arrested In Connection With 3 Cold Case Murders In East LA Dating Back to 2014
Leeper has been the first double amputee to be featured on the Wheaties box in over 80 years.MORE NEWS: California Passes New Warehouse Safety Law Seeking To Protect Amazon Workers
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