Kendrick Norton — the NFL player who lost most of his left arm in a horrific car crash — wants to SHOW what life is like as an amputee … and he’s keeping it all the way real in an inspiring new video.
As we previously reported, Norton (a 7th-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft) was battling for a roster spot with the Miami Dolphins when he crashed his truck on July 4 with his girlfriend, Kira, in the vehicle.
Now, more than a month after the accident, the 22-year-old is showing his daily cleaning regimen — and talking extremely candidly about how his life has changed.
The funniest part of the video (yes, he mixes in humor) is that he’s nicknamed his left arm, “Little Kenny” … and considers it a “mini-arm” instead of a total loss.
Kendrick says he refuses to cry about the accident and the subsequent loss of his NFL career — explaining, “Ain’t no point in crying every day and being sad and stuff. Still got stuff to be done.”
The good news … Kendrick says his other injuries (mostly road rash wounds) are healing nicely and doesn’t seem to be in pain.
His girlfriend, Kira, says she suffered internal bleeding from the crash — but insists she’s doing well now.
Kendrick says some of his daily tasks take longer to perform due to his amputated arm — and admits it’s frustrating — but his attitude is remarkably positive.
“Don’t worry about me too much,” Kendrick says … noting he’s going to be okay and he’s not suicidal.
He even gave a message to some of his fellow amputees who are looking up to him as a role model …
“Don’t let what people say determine how you feel about yourself … that’s word to the wise for everybody.”