Disabled Calif. Boy's Soccer Skills Inspire Others

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An 11-year-old California boy is inspiring others on and off the soccer field.

Even with his disability, he has quickly become one of the best amateur players in the southern part of the Golden State.

Lucas Rosales was born without an arm, but he doesn't let that stand in the way of his love for soccer.

The young athlete first fell in love with the game when his dad took him to his first professional match.

"I wanted to start playing soccer and live my dream," Lucas said.

"My wife had concerns for my son, but just like any other mother who loves her son would have. As a father, I thought why not? At some point, he'll have to face social issues," said Octavio Rosales, Lucas' father.

Proving his parents' faith in him was not misguided, Lucas has persevered, overcoming his obstacles one goal at a time.

"I've always been involved in competition. I've always experienced kids saying stuff, but I like to prove to them that I have better skill than them on the field. I never actually wished that I could have another arm. I love the image that God gave me," he explained.

Lucas says his ultimate goal is to play with the U.S. national soccer team.

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