A double amputee California high-school wrestler had both his prosthetic legs stolen from his high-school’s gym closet ahead of the California State Championships.
Brett Winters, who was born without tibia bones, said it means that it hurts to even practice as he doesn’t know what would happen to him.
Winters is a senior at the Pacific High School in San Bernardino, California.
Winters was just 8-months-old when he had his legs amputated. He has been wearing prosthetic legs ever since.
During an interview with the local press, Winters said, “Out of all my sports that I did at Pacific High School, this was the one sport that I could actually do and this was the one sport that I was able to do very well.”
Winters added, “I was planning on going to CIF this year again or possible state championships and winning it all, but I can’t because my wrestling legs are gone.”
One of the stolen legs that he uses for wrestling has been returned.
Winters said the disappearance of his prosthetic legs left him “bummed out”.
After finding about the incident, the California School District announced that they are going to replace the stolen prosthetic legs of Winters.
The down part with that is the process of the replacement is not fast.
Winters said he fears the legs will not arrive before his wrestling career at the school comes to an end.
Winters was set to be the team captain of the school when he got his prosthetic legs stolen.
Winters said, “Right now, practicing? It hurts to even practice.”
The mother of Brett decided to get his son’s legs amputated after the doctors told her that he would have forced him to spend his entire life in a wheelchair.