Life Video

By Joe McFarlane

A determined teenager who lost both of his legs in a train accident shows off his incredible skills as a professional skateboarder.

Felipe Nunes Chaves lost both of his legs in a horrific accident when a train went over his legs at just six-years-old.

Now, 13 years later, Felipe hasn’t let that fateful day determine the rest of his life, as the 19-year-old now makes a living as a professional skateboarder.

Initially using skateboards as just a means to easily get around, Felipe now uses skateboards to pull off amazing tricks from his hometown of Paraná, Brazil.

Felipe said: “I feel alive and motivated when I skateboard and I know I help to motivate other people to do better.

“I don’t have my legs, but I have balance, will-power and strong arms, so what limits me is not the loss of legs, but my mind.

“We all have difficulties in our lives, but the difference is how we face problems.

“We are strong and we just have to believe in ourselves and God that everything will work out!”