The story of Spencer West who overcame incredible obstacles to achieve greatness (35 Photos)

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  • Curious Magoo

    Dude is awesome but I wanna know how he goes to the pot.

    • Static

      seriously? he doesnt…. he has whats called a colostomy bag.

    • jolly roger

      yea, that's what i wanna know 2 how does this guy go poo-poo and pee-pee??

  • Attaxia

    Amazing effort… I shall complain no more walking up a couple of flights of stairs



    • Brian

      I can't change the channel because the remote is all the way across the room?

      waaaaaaaaa haaahaaaaa waaaaaaaa


      well at least he stood up and faced the challenge head on…. well sort of

      • stumeister

        Hey he's half the man you'll ever be…..ba da tiiss

    • msee

      So this is your turning point in life? No more complaining after walking up stairs?

    • https://thechive.com/ mattythegooch

      I'm not half the man he is………

    • Dumb Americans

      lazy americans

  • anthony benzaia

    I have a new hero, and his name is Spencer West. what a complete badass.

    • Nick

      Seriously, this guy is a badass.

    • Geek

      Smiling in every picture too. Fucking awesome!

      • Jen

        this is fucking amazing and so inspiring!

    • NcouthYouth

      Was lucky enough to meet him once, really puts life in perspective. His whole life is such a great story and he is able to say it with so much humor. So awesome.

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    • Groggy

      And I grumble about my trick knee..

      'scuse me while I man the fuck up.

  • danielle

    Thanks so cooolll!!!! 😀

    • Guest

      Yeah man, its crazy what the human body can do.. even in extreme circumstances. Well Done friend.

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    • Dave

      Chive, we need that on a t-shirt.

      • a-nom

        Agreed and all proceeds for said shirt should go right to Free the Children!

  • Danielle

    I mean THAT*
    Sorry been on theCHIVE so long I can no longer spell due to exhaustion. LOL
    I'm gonna go to bed now, but anyway….FREAKING COOOOOLLL!!!!

  • dmitri

    there are certain men that should be buried with a separate casket for their gigantic balls. this man is one of them. chive on, like a sir.

    • Pete

      I know its wrong, but this comment did make me laugh… seeing as he has no balls and all.

      But yeah, you are right. Balls of steel.

  • https://www.facebook.com/sam.drinkall Sam Drinkall

    LIke a boss!
    He clearly stands taller than the adverage!!

  • http://twitter.com/mkingscott @mkingscott

    I've just lost the right to complain about my femoro-acetabular impingement and arthritic hips… Incredible story, amazing man.

  • jamie

    sir, you are a BOSS.

    • JAFitC

      Mancard Level: Platinum

      • Suck me

        doesn't matter. can't have sex.

  • Wet_tosti

    #4 his parents told him he could become anything he wanted,so he became fucking awesome!

    • Rufio

      Surprising how it takes half a man can make you feel like half a man.

  • http://www.facebook.com/nesup Bjørn-Helge Stokkeland

    Amazing! KCCO

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      • leylandliiiiid

        wait for it while i walk up a fucking mountain on my hands

        absolutely incredible guy

  • Cheskat32

    Congrats to spencer! Kcco!

  • xXbeermonkeyXx

    #39 standing tall
    congratulations on your achievment!

    • derp.

      …one does not simply walk into Mordor…


  • http://www.facebook.com/brian.j.castro Brian J Castro

    this man….has more balls than ill probably ever have. KCCO good sir!

  • bukssna

    How the hell does a guy like that find a wife? Im not hatin, im just amazed!

    • AnyoneForCoffee

      By being awesome. His wife is obviously not one of your shallow types.

      • Iknoright

        his wife is obviously not a chivette.

  • TommyB

    Uh yeah…we need to redefine the word 'disabled' in America. After seeing this man, there are a hellova lot of folks who need to get off their lazy aases and do something more!
    Spencer, you are the true definition of 'The Man' in every sence of the word! Thank you for your inspiration!

    • Dork

      Interesting thought TommyB. Maybe it is the rest of us that 'disable' people? Maybe a better way to helping people with their situations is by encouraging them to enable themselves?

    • Usa retard nation

      Maybe because he's Canadian and Canadians are not lazy ass like in a country we all know.

      • Dex

        How obvious is the obvious troll? This obvious.

        • Usa retard nation

          I never said I wasn't trolling this red neck website

  • RealZoo

    Awesome achievement.

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  • FionnR

    The only word to describe it is stunning…inspiring come close…just briliant 🙂 KCCO

  • dochandy

    there's something in my… oh, fuck it. this made me cry.

    • hello please

      Me too. Sheer human spirit. Amazing.

  • LaurenGoMeow

    #39 awesome!! this whole post is sooo inspiring

  • ladderzombie

    #41 this is one of the most inspirational things I´ve ever seen. What an awesome man.

  • The Bandit

    It's not only stuff like FLBP, but also stories like this that make The Chive the best site in the world….

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