Header
The Man with Half a Body

The Man with Half a Body


Airdate: 03/29/2010

He's the man with half a body.

   

He's so small he can fit inside a suitcase. He bowls by lying down on the lanes and shoots pool by climbing onto the top of the table.

His amazing story is on The Man with Half a Body, a documentary airing on April 4th on TLC.

"To a lot of people it looks like I've been cut in half," he says.

Kenny Easterday from West Virginia was born with a rare condition called sacral agenesis. His spine didn't fully form so doctors had to amputate his legs.

As a child he used a skateboard to get around. He was fitted with prosthetic legs but he hated them.

"If I'm handicapped it's because of these damn legs," Kenny said as he pushed away prosthetic legs in a 1988 movie about him.

Today Kenny walks with his hands, which have thick calluses. People do double takes when they see him in the mall. His fiancée Nikki says he's anything but half a man.

   

"We have sex just like any other couple. Kenny has his parts like any other man," says Nikki.

But Kenny is living on borrowed time. Most people with his condition die at a very early age.     

   

"I should be dead now, the doctor gave me until I was 21, I'm 35 now," Kenny says.

For now the man with half a body is trying to live as full a life as possible.

 


Shadow
You Might Like
Shadow
Shadow Header
Praying on the Field Gets Muslim Player Penalized

Praying on the Field Gets Muslim Player Penalized

Another new NFL controversy is making headlines. This time it involves a player who was penalized for saying a Muslim prayer. INSIDE EDITION explains.

More >

Shadow


Shadow Header
'I'm Sick of Your !#@!' Did Whoopi Goldberg Really Say That to Rosie O'Donnell?

'I'm Sick of Your !#@!' Did Whoopi Goldberg Really Say That to Rosie O'Donnell?

It didn’t take long for tensions to flare up between Whoopi Goldberg and Rosie O’Donnell on The View. INSIDE EDITION has the details.

More >

Shadow
From Our Partners