There are people who are amazing athletes and who have everything going for them.
Then, there are the people on this list: Amazing athletes who succeeded, even with all of the odds stacked against them.
Some of them were born with birth defects that resulted in lost limbs or paralysis. Others sustained life-altering injuries after serious accidents or after serving the U.S. in Iraq or Afghanistan. All of them overcame their injuries to turn themselves into some of the best athletes in the world—even if they had never participated in a single sport before their lives changed forever.
Sports are obviously full of really strong people, but these athletes are certainly the cream of the crop.