Teenage Amputee Doesn’t Slow Down for Anything

November 11, 2016 | Updated: 1:10 p.m., November 11, 2016

Shane Egan was born with amniotic band syndrome, a congenital birth defect, on his right leg. He has endured multiple surgeries throughout his life, and has been running and walking with a prosthetic since he was 10 months old.

By the time he was two, he had his partially formed foot and ankle amputated. That has not stopped Shane from becoming an active and inspiring 14-year-old teenager who plays football, runs track, plays saxophone and began golfing about two years ago.

"My grandma and grandpa really love to play golf. They watch it on TV all the time and I wanted to know why they did that," Shane says.

Texas Scottish Rite Hospital, where Shane recently had an operation, helped get him started in the game. They provided him with a few clubs to practice with; and he was off to the races.

Now he and his grandpa even make their own golf clubs!

Shane doesn't see any restriction in him being an amputee. He admits he isn't that great at golf, yet. But he is hopeful.


Shane says, "My grandpa just tells me that practice makes perfect."

Shane, along with other kids with disabling conditions, will soon attend the Night of Superstars. It's a star-studded event that highlights the talents and gifts that children from across the country have, despite their challenges.