Listen up! If you’ve ever felt held back from achieving your dreams or were told you couldn’t do something because you were not good enough, then you’ve got to meet Kanya Amberlee Sesser. After you hear her story, you’ll have absolutely no excuses for not going after what you want in life.

Kanya is also an incredible athlete who skateboards and surfs. To check out an inspiring interview and to see some of her mad board skills, watch the video below:

Kanya, who now lives an awesome life in Los Angeles, was born and abandoned on the side of the road in Thailand. The people who found her as a helpless newborn unwrapped her from her blanket and discovered she had no legs.

There is no scarring on Kanya’s legs or any other evidence of trauma, so she believes she was born this way and was possibly the reason for her abandonment.

Kanya never let her disability stop her, and in fact, doesn’t even consider herself disabled. She refuses to acknowledge the word and instead refers to herself as “uniquely different”. It’s with this positive outlook on life that Kanya has now become a successful model!