BrolyLegs featured in his hometown's newspaper: Discusses his overcoming of challenges growing up and the quest for independence

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • April 7, 2014 at 11:08 a.m. PDT

Mike Begum III, better known in our community as BrolyLegs, was diagnosed with Arthrogryposis at birth. This disorder limits muscle development, and has undoubtedly made life very difficult for the 25 year-old gamer. However, that hasn't stopped Broly from pursuing his life's goal: Independence.

A publication in Broly's hometown of Brownsville, Texas, recently featured the accomplished Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 Chun-Li player in one of their newspaper articles. The piece is very well-written, and gives us an inside look at Broly's life growing up in Texas, and how he's managed to overcome numerous hurdles to get where he is now.

As many may already be aware, Broly uses a combination of his face and tongue to play SSF4 AE v2012 competitively. This method isn't only applied to gaming, however, as Broly used chopsticks held in between his teeth to type up papers in college, and eventually, to write his autobiography, My Life Beyond the Floor.

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Above all else, Begum's greatest challenge growing up was getting around. Finding various wheelchairs too uncomfortable, his father, a welder, used the base of a power wheelchair to create a bed in which Broly could assume a more comfortable position: lying on his stomach.

Broly's father served not only as a loving parent, but also as the primary mastermind behind creating new technology to help better his son's day-to-day living. Unfortunately, after his father's passing four years ago, Begum has had to find fresh ways of improving his accessibility.

The goal of acquiring an independent life-style is still Broly's main focus, and he aims to use the proceeds of his autobiography to help better his life through science. His mother, Josefina Fisher, wishes only to see her son living independently, and the family is currently attempting to build a "futuristic home," of sorts, that will allow Broly to live comfortably.

Broly knows this won't be an easy task, but with the proceeds of his book, he strives to make it a reality. "It’s important to me because I love living. I love life. My biggest fear is quitting.”

For the full article, and more on Mike "BrolyLegs" Begum III, be sure to check out the Brownsville Herald's piece.

You can purchase BrolyLegs' autobiography, My Life Beyond the Floor, via digital download over on Amazon for $9.99 USD.

Source: The Brownsville Herald. Via BrolyLegs on Twitter.

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