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How One Skater Racked Up Thousands Of Miles On Four Wheels, Two Crutches, And One Leg

“They gave me a pill (and) I skated out of the hospital with a hole in my foot”

For most skateboarders, that first board is unforgettable. For 23-year-old Conner Millan, it has helped shape his entire life.

Millan received his—a Walmart Spiderman board—as a gift from his mother when he was 8 years old. He remembers sitting on it and riding around when another boy his age pushed his way past. “He asked me why I wasn’t standing on it, and from that day on I was determined to learn how to skate standing up,” Millan tells GOOD.

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