After contracting meningitis as a baby, Marshall Janson had his legs and arms amputated, but instead of feeling sad about his life, he was just sad that he couldn’t keep up with his friends on the playground.
A reminder of the innocent minds of children, this happy-go-lucky 5-year-old is beaming from ear to ear while he wears his new prosthetic blades that were purchased with the help of the crowdfunding site Handstand. According to the BBC, Marshall’s mom set up an appeal for the $20,000 prosthetics after his normal prosthetic legs gave him blisters and were all-around uncomfortable for the active chap.
As a result of the overwhelmingly successful Handstand campaign, Marshall wasn’t only able to purchase his new blades, but he was able to choose the design. Enter the Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers!
Marshall’s blue blades with the Power Rangers’ lightning bolt may just be a nod to a boy’s favorite childhood show, but we see it as something more. While the rangers used their metal machines to defeat larger-than-life foes, Marshall uses his metal prosthetics to defy the odds and be the kid he deserves to be.