Kanya Sesser could be described as strong, courageous, and daring. In fact, she is nothing short of all of these. I was sent her YouTube link called "Whatever it Takes". That’s where I became inspired by her willingness to overcome all odds.
The title of this is "No legs, No Limits" which is her reminder that every day has its ups and downs but there is no limit to what Kanya Sesser can accomplish. Born in Pak Chong, Thailand on September 13 ,1992 without legs, Kanya was abandoned on the front porch of a buddhist temple when she was only one week old. The monks watched over her for a year. It was then that she was transferred to a hospital in Bangkok. At age 5, she found her forever family in Portland, Oregon.
Fast forward years later, Kanya is an extreme sports fanatic. She models for some of the most popular sports-wear brand names. She has trained for the 2018 Paralympics and she shows no signs of stopping there. Kanya has paved the way for all disabled women in the same situation.
Kanya is not only a model but is skilled in many sports such as skate boarding, mino skiing and more. She has pushed herself despite having no legs, continually learning to adapt to everyday challenges. When asked about her fears in life she gives the best answer, "I think fighting through fear is one of the biggest things".
From someone who has had to overcome her own fears and move mountains to get to where she is I think it's safe to say that Kanya has managed to fight valiantly. She overcomes fear by pushing herself which is where she came up with "No Legs, No Limits." She often tells herself, "Yourself as a person is your soul, keep going."
I was personally inspired by this spotlight. She had every reason to quit and give up, yet never did.
Jesus also had reasons to give up, facing 40 days in the woods fasting and trusting God the devil threw everything at him. Jesus was weak and hungry while being tempted by the devil. Yet, Jesus spoke with rebuke and refused to be tried by the devil.
Kanya's story has a way of showing all of us that life is about triumph and faithfulness. She stayed true to who she was and didn’t let the ups and downs of life throw her off. She stayed above the mountain instead of letting it block her. I found a quote that reminds me of both Jesus and Kanya .
"A challenge only becomes an obstacle when you bow to it."
This led me to research scripture on overcoming and running the race. I found my answer in Hebrews 12:1-3, 1 Corinthians 9:24, and Romans 5:3-5. Hebrews is where I found exactly what I was looking for here. "Let us run with perseverance the race marked for us." Hebrews 12:1. I think this speaks a lot about a person and the path God has set for us.
It is up to us to overcome and rightfully stand in victory when we accomplish goals despite anything that comes our way. Life is hard but there are no limits to what we can overcome. When something takes the legs out from under you.....you have a choice, give up and give in or speak victory over your pain and suffering. And always remember "No Legs, No Limits."
Phillip Rosas is an Executive Writer for OmniGod Music