SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (KSL) -- For most 13-year-old boys, having your legs amputated would be the worst. For Kaleo Niko, he couldn't wait.
"I'm actually really happy because now I don't have to have any more feet pain," Kaleo Niko said. "I just have to go through a couple of more weeks of this and then I'm good."
Kaleo was born with arthrogryposis, a rare disorder that includes joints problems, muscle weakness, and fibrosis.
His issues were with his feet.
Kaleo has had four surgeries on his feet, the first when he was just a few months old. However, none of them took away the pain for good.
Even though he enjoyed swimming, golfing, basketball, and bowling, Kaleo says he couldn't do any of them for more than a few minutes at a time.
"I couldn't keep up with my friends. Sometimes, I just had to sit out and watch them," Kaleo Niko said.
After his last surgery about 18 months ago, Kaleo decided enough was enough - it was time to get rid of his legs.