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Luca 'Lazylegz' Patuelli Is Showing Kids That A Disability Can't Stop You From Dancing (VIDEO)

09/20/2013 03:52 pm ET

Luca "Lazylegz" Patuelli was born with a muscle disorder in his legs called arthrogryposis multiplex congenita. He needs crutches to get around. But he's still become a 29-year-old breakdancing champion.

Patuelli can dance with and without crutches, often using them to his advantage as a way to reach new heights. He's also the founding member of the international breakdancing crew Ill Abilities and was a headline performer at Vancouver's 2010 Paralympic Games. Now, he's sharing his passion with kids with disabilities at a rehabilitation facility in Montreal.

In a CBC News report he tells the kids, "In life, anything can be possible — as long as we don't create any excuses along the way."

Patuelli told CBC News that he remembers his own time in the hospital as a kid and how painfully boring it could be.

But a volunteer clown's 15-minute visits "were priceless because that distracted me from what I was feeling in the hospital."

His goal is to give kids that same distraction, while showing them everything that can be accomplished with a disability.

"Anyone can create a movement and make it theirs," he said. "It’s all about adapting yourself."

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