Yahir has overcome the trauma and personal insecurity of coping with a physical handicap. He lost his foot at age 3 after a tragic accident involving a lawn mower. He has had multiple surgeries and now wears prosthesis. Yahir doesn't let anything stand in his way of living a normal life and has continued to actively participate in sports and other extracurricular activities. He was dropped from health insurance coverage when he turned 18 and now works very hard to help his family cover the costs of his prosthesis and other medical and household expenses.