Deonte Foster is hitting a few balls with U of L Tennis coach, Rexy Karma. But look a little closer, Deonte is doing it on one human leg and one new prosthetic leg. It was one of the hardest things we’d ever have to go through. Deonte was a gold medal winning Special Olympics player from St. Kitts when he lost is left leg to bone cancer in 2015. Dr. Matt Holder from Louisville’s lead specialty clinic heard about Deonte’s play and enlisted the help of Special Olympics, Louisville prosthetics, and University of Louisville physicians to get Deonte to Louisville for a free sports prosthetic leg and care worth sixty-one thousand dollars. I was on crutches the whole entire time until I got here and I got a prosthetic. It’s pretty amazing to walk again and play tennis again and get everything to go back and just go back to my old routine. He’s remarkable. He’s got a great attitude about everything thats been going on and I just think he’s just very excited to get back to trying to play tennis and get back on two feet an get back to living his life. Deonte spent a few days in Louisville getting used to his new leg and starting the long process of hopefully returning to his glory days as a top flight tennis player on the Special Olympics circuit. To coach I was like, I’m going to come back. I really want to play tennis because tennis means a lot to me. It’s the only thing that can keep me out of trouble and be the person I am today, a person who cares and loves people and cares about a lot of people. With Special Olympics International, Special Olympics St. Kitts, you would never pick Louisville, Kentucky as the place where this story is going to ultimately to find its happy ending. But I think that speaks to the type of people we have here and like you said, the compassion of the people, the willingness to help. Not just in the university but the entire community. Thank you, Louisville. You guys are amazing and I love you guys. You guys are amazing.