He writes, plays video game and does mostly what every other person with hands can do. Meet 11-year-old boy Tiyo Satrio, from Penawangan village, West Java, Indonesia born without arms and legs.
According to a report by The Sun UK, Tiyo has refused to let his condition affect him. Although he needs help to get dressed and move around, he is so good at writing with a pen in his mouth he has kept up with classmates.
Tiyo’s mother Mimi had no idea her son had no limbs throughout her pregnancy.
Even when he was born, she wasn’t immediately told about his condition.
“The midwife said everything was normal,” Mimi recalled. “She said, he’s good, normal, healthy.
“I gave birth in the middle of the night and was told the next afternoon.”
Initially she was shocked, but Mimi quickly realised she had no choice but to cope with the situation.
“I was surprised. I thought he would be normal like my other children then I have the youngest in that condition,” she said.
“Now I feel fine, just normal about it and accepting.”
Mimi and her husband Wawan view caring for Tiyo as a full-time job.
They have four grown-up children, but they all live in other areas so can’t pitch in.
Although Tiyo has worked hard to be able to do a lot of things – like playing computer games and unwrapping sweets with his mouth – he still needs help with washing and getting dressed.
Adding pressure to the situation is that the family claim not to receive any money from the state to help them anymore.
“It’s been a year that we get nothing,” Mimi said.
Her husband added: “Taking care of Tiyo every day, we can’t go anywhere. If we work we can’t take care of Tiyo.”
The couple do get some help thanks to the school their son goes to.
It’s called SLB Firdaus and every morning he’s picked up on a motorbike so he can go to lessons.
Tiyo is especially good at maths and religious studies, and he’s managed to keep pace with the others in his class.
“Tiyo’s IQ is good,” his headteacher Budiwati explained.
“Now he is second grade and he can do fourth grade mathematics problems, such as multiplication and division.”
Initially going to school was hard for Tiyo because he felt so self-conscious.
Things improved though, and now he gets help from his classmates and teachers who all push him in his wheelchair.
When he isn’t at school, Tiyo is all about his PlayStation.
He’s learnt to use it with his chin and loves challenging his friends to games.
“After taking a bath he plays PS until the teacher picks him up,” Mimi said.
“After school he plays again. Every day he plays PS.”
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