Paralympic Athletes Go for Gold in 'Medal Quest'
Photo: Medal Quest photo, Chula Vista, CA
Blake Leeper was born without lower legs and has been using prosthesis since he was a toddler. Unwilling to sit on the sidelines, he played cross-country, baseball and basketball in middle and high school. In 2008 he got new, top-of-the-line Ossur Cheetah prosthetics, and is currently ranked second in the world in running 100 meters.
See all of WGBH's "Medal Quest" coverage of the 2012 American Paralympic Athletes.