Kenny Easterday

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Kenneth "Kenny" Easterday (born December 7, 1973) is an American man born with a rare disability called sacral agenesis.[1] To improve his mobility, his legs were amputated at the hip when he was six months old.[2]

Easterday gained some notoriety following the 1988 release of the Canadian movie The Kid Brother (1988) (also known as Kenny), which he played a fictionalized version of himself.[3] To this day, Kenny Easterday refuses to use a prosthesis, preferring to walk on his hands or use a skateboard.[4] He was married at the age of 19 to an able-bodied woman named Sarah; they were divorced two years later.

He was a regular on "The Messenger", on The Jerry Springer Show, and the focus of a TLC special[5] titled "The Man with Half a Body", aired April 2009 and 2010 and June 2013,[6] whether he had fathered a child by his fiancée Nikki.[7]

He was born in West Aliquippa, Pennsylvania.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "UK Mail 3 April 2010". Daily Mail (London). 2 April 2010. Retrieved 7 June 2013. 
  2. ^ Easterday legs amputated at six-months of age
  3. ^ Haydon, Harry. "UK Sun 2010". The Sun (London). Retrieved 7 June 2013. 
  4. ^ Kenny Easterday
  5. ^ "TLC The Learning Channel Video". Retrieved 7 June 2013. 
  6. ^ "ABC news 2010". Retrieved 7 June 2013. 
  7. ^ "LA on TLC special 2010". Retrieved 7 June 2013. 
  8. ^ "Area native relished making film about West Aliquippa boy", Ed Blank, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, September 19, 2004

External links[edit]

Kenny Easterday at the Internet Movie Database