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Corey Chiou was born with a disability called Lower Limb Gigantism. It was generally diagnosed. There is no actual specific diagnosis for it. It’s very similar to Elephantiasis, where both legs are enlarged and engulfed in fatty tissue. Corey’s diagnosis was very similar, but it was only in his left leg and doctors couldn’t figure out why. After many attempts to figure out why through gene therapy, it was assumed to be a genetic mutation.

Corey started going through operations as early as 18 months old. From there, he often did 1-3 operations a year. These would consist of operations for liposuction, debulking, bone shortening, screws, and plates. This was all to help take out fatty tissue and make him more mobile.

Eventually, after considering all the options and risks, he decided to amputee his left leg.

In 4th grade, Corey started playing sled hockey; it’s an alternative to hockey for people with disabilities.

“I fell in love with it. Just being able to go as fast as you can skating and kind of being away from your disability and breaking out of that shell was just really big. Especially growing up at an early age; that was kind of the most freedom I could have anywhere, just playing.”

As years went on, he started taking it more seriously. He began traveling more and going to more tournaments. He was invited to the USA camp and up to now has attended there a total of three times.

Corey’s goal is to one day play at the Paralympics for sled hockey. He’s aiming at the Paralympics in the future and is working towards getting into the development team, the national B team for hockey. He hopes to become a prospect for the Paralympic hockey team for the next Winter Paralympics after the 2022 Paralympics being held in Beijing.

As years went on, he started taking it more seriously. He began traveling more and going to more tournaments. He was invited to the USA camp and up to now has attended there a total of three times.

Corey’s goal is to one day play at the Paralympics for sled hockey. He’s aiming at the Paralympics in the future and is working towards getting into the development team, the national B team for hockey. He hopes to become a prospect for the Paralympic hockey team for the next Winter Paralympics after the 2022 Paralympics being held in Beijing.

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