Despite only having half a body, Kenny Easterday insists he can live the life of a normal man.
Now he appears to have proved it after claiming he has fathered a child.
Kenny Easterday from West Virginia is 35 years old. He should have died fourteen years ago, according to medical professionals anyway. Easterday was born with an extremely rare condition called sacral agenesis, which means that his spine was unable to develop fully and forced doctors to amputate both his legs at the hip when he was just 6 months old.
And now despite doctors saying he wouldn't live past the age of 21 - Kenny works, plays pool and bowls with pals - and enjoys a full life with fiancée Nicky Bernaldes.
As a boy Kenny was offered prosthetic legs but he hated wearing them and preferred to use his hands or a skateboard to get around.
"My dad pretty much taught me how to walk on my hands," said Mr Easterday, from West Virginia, USA.
As a biography, Kenny Easterday was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on December 7, 1973. His age is 35. Kenny was born with a “congenital deformity of the sacral area, a very uncommon disorder known as sacral agenesis. It means he only has half a body. It sounds like a science fiction story, but believe it or not, this man is real and lives in West Virginia, USA. Doctors said he was not expected to live more than 21 years.
Nicky has a 7-year old daughter and the couple will discover if he is the father of the child. Nicky said they were together seven years ago and she got pregnant.
Pictures of Kenny Easterday: The Man With Half a Body.
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