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Bo Jackson Surprises Blake Leeper, Paralympian, On 'Arsenio' (VIDEO)

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Paralympic sprinter Blake Leeper's childhood hero was Bo Jackson. Leeper, a silver medalist in the 2012 Paralympic Games who has worn prosthetic legs nearly his whole life after being born with no lower legs, went on "Arsenio" on Monday night and talked about what Jackson meant to him growing up and how his running blades work.

When Arsenio Hall asked Leeper to show his running blades, it was Jackson who walked out with them. It took a few seconds for Leeper to realize who it was and once it hit him, his reaction was priceless.

"I want to say thank you for never giving up on your career. If it wasn't for you I wouldn't be here today. You inspired me to be who I am today," Leeper told Jackson. "You inspired me to go out there and show the world that regardless of who you are, regardless of if you have a disability, it doesn't matter. As long as you battle back and you give it 120 percent you can overcome any challenge and I thank you for that Bo."


(H/T to For The Win)

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