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'No excuses' for 19-year-old quadruple amputee competing at Harrah's

Dayton Webber of Ohio has overcome much at a young age. (Photo credit: WLOS Staff)

A local man is now a backyard spectacle at Harrah's Cherokee Casino.

Dayton Webber of Maryland has overcome much at a young age.

"It's not easy to get that bag 27 feet," he said.

The Championship of Bags was right in News 13's own back yard, at Harrah's Cherokee--with $50,000 in prize money on the line. Serious competition for a pastime that usually requires a leisurely delivery.

But nothing about Dayton Webber's approach looks easy at all.

"I just put my faith in God, and he leads me," Dayton said.

He launches those 16 ounce-bean bags with every fiber of his being.

He's here to toss preconceived expectations aside. As a quadruple amputee, he has a singular drive.

"Don't let anything stop you. You can do anything. There's no excuses," Webber said.

He came down with a bacterial infection when he was only 10 months old. Doctors discovered has been born without a spleen.

So in a sense, his body barely had a fighting chance against the infection.

At 19, he's learned to adapt and overcome.

"I think that's actually helped me in the long run," Dayton said about the loss of his limbs. "I learned to do things the way I am, that's the reason I can do so many different things."

Things like hunting, racing dirtbikes, playing football and wrestling.

"Once I stopped wrestling, I had to find something else to be competitive in. So I went to playing cornhole," he said.

It's not always easy.

But even when Dayton's down, he's never out.

Soon he'll begin giving motivational speeches.

He's also launched a nonprofit called AMPED HUNTERS to give amputees a chance to go hunting and enjoy the outdoors.

"There's no reason to sit on the couch," he says.

"He's still out there gettin' it," said Chuckie about Dayton. "He's an inspiration to everyone who plays the game."

Nothing's easy about the way he plays this simple game.

And the only baggage Dayton brings is his will to win.

As he told us, "anybody can play cornhole."


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