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      Amputee Athlete Gives Inspirational Speech at LU

      Kyle Maynard

      Lynchburg, VA - Liberty University students got a powerful message Friday morning from a man who lives by the motto, "No excuses."

      Kyle Maynard, 25, was born with congenital amputation that left him with arms that end at his elbow and legs that end at his knees.

      Maynard is a business man, public speaker and author.

      He touched on jobs encouraging the older students to avoid the "victim mentality."

      "If any area of your life, whether it's a physical side of things, emotional, psychological, spiritual, if anything's out of balance, then it's difficult to go on and live to our maximum potential," said Maynard.

      Maynard also takes his physical fitness to the limits. He owns his own gym in Georgia called No Excuses Crossfit.

      Maynard made history in 2009 by becoming the first quadruple amputee fighter to step into a cage and fight in Mixed Martial Arts.

      LU's business school the guest.

      To learn more, visit Kyle Maynard's website.

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