Morrin School had a very important guest in their midst on Monday evening. Inspirational speaker, Chris Koch, was born without arms or legs but that hasn't slowed him down in the slightest.
The Nanton, Alberta native grew up in a farming family and has spent most of his adult life speaking to youth all over the world.
"The simplest way to put it is to encourage anybody to make the most out of life with what they have in whatever situation they find themselves in. I was born without arms and legs, and it yeah, there has been challenges and some bumps in the road, but for the most part, it has been a fun ride," explained Koch. "I have just been getting out there and living life to the fullest. I am trying to not just encouraging people to do that but I'm trying to lead by example with my own actions and my own adventures."
Koch's speech left a lasting impression on all who attended the presentation, especially two younger students of Morrin.
"I think he was encouraging to people who don't really feel comfortable in their own skin. He was encouraging to people that have some disabilities. He doesn't have arms and legs like us, so I think it would be harder to be comfortable like he is," explained Price Wood.
Joey Moench, another Grade Six student from Morrin School, enjoyed the humour in Koch's presentation.
"I liked it very much. He was funny, humorous, and motivational. It stuck with me that even though he has his disabilities, he went through it and stuck his ground and he was happy with his disabilities."