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Long Island Man Conquers Amazing Challenges And Turns 93

ALBERTSON, NY (WCBS 880) – Nothing 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.

Do you have something to say about this story? Sound off in the comments section below!

  • Lenny

    Happy Birthday Alex from your buddy Lenny at Henry Viscardi.

  • Laura Comerford

    God Bless You Alex I am honored to have known you when I attended Human Resources/Henry Viscardi Highschool as a student! May God Bless you with many more years of a wonderful life!

  • Tina

    A wonderful inspiration

  • nicole

    So proud of this man let the world know people with disabilities have greater abilities

  • Char

    Praise the Lord, Thank you Jesus. For giving this young man the ability and stamina for all he does. This story was so good. I love stories like this one. It’s so wonderful all that he can do. Continue to enjoy your life, stay healthy, and God Bless you more. Char

  • Jan van den Ende

    God bless this man. He is an inspiration to alot of people and handicap people..If he can do it imagine what every one else can do..

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