The Bullies Could Break His Wheelchair, But Never His Spirit

 

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They called him Loser Leg.

Giovanni was born without bones in his legs. His disability made him the target of his classmates, who made it a sport out of tying him to structures.

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Though he kept a positive outlook, there was no denying that the bullying got to him.

He tried to carry on normally, even developing a secret crush on a girl in his class.

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Rose was his polar opposite; shy, but with powerful legs, well known for her prowess in track and field athletics.

They’d never spoken a word to each other, but on one fateful day, she confronts Giovanni’s bully and yells three words at him.

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It turns out; she’d been watching him as much as he’d been spying on her.

It was the beginning of a beautiful relationship.

Watch ‘Loser Leg’ (Gamba Trista) by Francesco Filippi (Italy) on Viddsee:

‘Loser Leg’ is part of the Sedicicorto International Short Film Festival. View more Italian short films here.

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