Connor Stroud is amazing! He is a 12 year old boy who plays tennis without hips, femurs or knees.
Conner Stroud hits balls as part of The Adaptive Teen Association of North Carolina during the second round of the Winston-Salem Open at Wake Forest University on August 21, 2012 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He suffered from Bilateral Proximal Femoral Focal Deficiency (PFFD), a birth defect that caused him to be born without hips, ankles, femurs or knees. Essentially he only had his tibia and feet from the waist down. Of the few affected by this rare condition, only 15% have both legs affected like Conner.
He shares the crazy passion for tennis we all do and is ranked # 101 in boys 12 and under in his home state of North Carolina. In this video he is hitting with @andyroddick & Jim Courier.
This video is from the USTA North Carolina celebration where you can see him play some more[youtube=http://youtu.be/ovfLq7yzADg]
I am so proud of Connor and his love for tennis. I will think of him next time I play tennis and remember how much love he has for the game and how much we both gain from the best sport in the world! Connor you are amazing and the best!!