In life, everyone faces his or her own unique trials. Some obstacles are more noticeable than others. What many see as Jacob Campbell’s most obvious struggle is just a part of his every day life.
“Well at first I kind of felt like I was at a disadvantage,” Jacob Campbell, a junior studying Political Science said. “But after I started playing more, I just adapted and I just kind of created my own way of doing it, that is just as good as what everyone else can do.”
When Jacob was born, his left arm didn’t develop past the elbow, leaving him with only one hand.
“I mean I’ve grown with it my whole life, so I guess sometimes I don’t even realize im different,” Campbell said.
Jacob learned quickly to adjust to his situation. He grew playing sports in his home state of Michigan and in 7
th grade picked the sport of lacrosse.
“Some things are a little different,” Campbell said. “You can do everything everyone else can but you just have to adapt differently. You have to do it kind of different than they do.”
Jacob’s unique challenge has given him an inspiring outlook on life that applies to us all.
“You just have to look at it your own way, because if you just listen to what everyone else is saying, then its not going to work, because you are not like everyone else,” Campbell said. “You have to find your own way of doing things that will work just as good as everyone else’s ways.”
“Everything’s possible,” Campbell said. “Even hard things, it doesn’t matter. You can pretty much overcome anything with hard work and diligence. You just have to stick with it and just keep going.”
Reporting from the 4-Plex fields, I’m Ben Seebeck, Scroll Digital.