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Long Island Man Conquers Amazing Challenges And Turns 93

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Alex Alazraki is seen at Abilities - Albertson, NY - Jan 18, 2012 (credit: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880)

Alex Alazraki is seen at Abilities – Albertson, NY – Jan 18, 2012 (credit: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880)

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ALBERTSON, NY (WCBS 880) -┬áNothing has ever held Alex Alazraki back, not even a lack of arms and legs. “No” just isn’t in the Long Island man’s vocabulary.

WCBS 880′s Sophia Hall On The Story

At Abilities in Albertson, Alex has been making tons of jokes on his 93rd birthday today. It’s also his 60th year working at the learning center for the disabled.

Alex was born without fully formed arms and legs, but he just stopped driving though a few years ago.

He plays and shuffles cards, and he works six hours a day in the mailroom.

“Some of that stuff weighs about 200 / 300 pounds,” he told WCBS 880 reporter Sophia Hall on Wednesday.

He said no one should say ‘I can’t.’

“You can do almost anything. I even smoked, lit my own cigarettes. I’m very bored when I’m not working. I didn’t take a vacation for three years,” he said.

Alex is married with three children.

He wants you know that in his younger days, he could throw a football with a lot of force.

He also says he loves life.

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