Community raises money for boy with no arms or legs

Published: Jul. 10, 2016 at 5:05 PM CDT
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A little boy in Taney County is proof that physical challenges only limit us if we let them.

McKoy Stringer has battled a rare disease his whole life and, now, the community is coming together to lend a hand.

Three year old McKoy was born with no arms or legs. Despite that, he can play games, he's learning to swim, and he can even drive his own wheelchair, allowing him to play with other kids instead of having to be held.

However, he can't bring his chair everywhere he goes because his family doesn't have a van with a lift. That's why many people turned out for a benefit this weekend; they wanted to help the boy they say is an inspiration.

"He's determined. And that's what it takes to get through things. So, when you're challenged, determination is what you need to overcome those things," Becky Chambers said.

"It doesn't stop him. I watched him play with hot wheels and he can grab them and how he does that, I don't even know how he does it but it's cool," Ashley Sullenger said.

The benefit raised more than $3,700.

If you'd like to read more about McKoy's journey or donate to his family, click the following link: