A 10-year-old boy who was born with a limb difference is looking to inspire others by learning to crochet with just one hand.
Miles Platt, from College Station, Texas, was born with Symbrachydactyly, a limb difference condition that can lead to a variety of limb abnormalities.
As a result of this condition, Miles was born with only one fully-formed hand – but this has not stopped him from living “Miles’s way,” his parents said.
Mile has won Ninja Warrior and surf competitions and loves rock climbing and cooking.
His mom, Angela, uses social media to inspire others with Miles’s story, and recently he spotted a crochet kit in a bookstore.
Angela said that she and her husband never held Miles back, so she purchased the kit, letting him figure out how to crochet his own way.
After watching some instructional videos, Miles got to work on making a crochet fox, with Angela taking photos and videos every step of the way.
When the cute creature was completed, Angela shared the clips on social media.
Miles hopes his journey will inspire others to try something new, no matter what obstacles they have to overcome.
After posting the video, Angela said she and Miles received a number of loving comments from friends, family and members of the public.
Going forward, Miles plans to continue working on his crochet skills and will be working on a special surprise for someone – a video of which he also plans to share.
Angela said: “Miles has taught us a lot in his 10 short years of life.
“He has taught us how to love others better, to fight for representation and inclusion, to encourage parents to talk to and read books to their kids about people with disabilities in their homes, and to not give us ourselves.
“He honestly doesn’t know the words I Can’t – he either says, ‘I may not be able to yet,’ or ‘Oh yea, watch me!’
“When he saw a crochet kit in a bookstore and asked to get it, I didn’t doubt he would figure it out.
“Thank goodness the kit came with some videos to help because I don’t even know how to crochet.
“After each instructional video, he would just simply say, ‘Well, let me figure out how to do that my way.’
“We have been blown away by the response to the video.”