Kenny Easterday from West Virginia is 35 years old. He should have died fourteen years ago, according to medical professionals anyway.
Easterday was born with an extremely rare condition called sacral agenesis, which means that his spine was unable to develop fully and forced doctors to amputate both his legs at the hip when he was just 6 months old.
During that time, doctors also used some of the bone from his shin to slightly extend his spine.
Now he will be the star in a new documentary about his life and his condition.
"The Man with Half a Body" airs April 4th on TLC in the United States and even before its release it is inspiring millions during a time of great recession and great suffering, forcing many to put their lives in perspective.
"My dad pretty much taught me how to walk on my hands," said Mr Easterday.
"I just told him to walk behind his mother, because she walks like a duck so just walk like her," his father elaborates in the documentary.
Kenny's longtime hope of one day being a father was released recently with his engagement to his girl-friend who has two young children.