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Inspiring others to live life to the fullest is Chris Koch’s passion.

“Be grateful for what you have instead of worrying about what you don’t have. You will only drive yourself crazy about things that you cannot control.

Koch is a self-proclaimed farm boy who has become a traveler. He has dived with sharks, competed in marathons, hitchhiked solo around Canada and is now traveling the world to share his story.

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“I was born with no arms or legs, my parents never treated me differently, it was just ‘This is Chris and he’s going to come up there and do all the things he wants to do and we won’t hold them back and we'” we will do everything in our power to ensure that he can do all the things he wants to do, ‘”said Koch.

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“I use a lot of humor in life and when sharing my story.”

Now he inspires classrooms, audiences and individuals like 10 month old Owen, who was born with similar skills.

“Two weeks ago I met a little guy named Owen, who was born with no arms or legs. His mother actually contacted me when she was pregnant with him, ”said Koch.

“She had a lot of questions and I didn’t know they were in Chicago, and when I was in Chicago, she shot me a message saying we were meeting and those moments, so I love doing that .

His mom wanted her to ask me if they could start calling me Uncle Chris, which is pretty cute. I had a lot of mentors when I was a kid, so it’s pretty great to be able to do the same for him. “

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His message is now streamed into people’s living rooms in a new documentary, Chris Koch: Make Life Happen on AMI-tv. The documentary was directed by Jiri Bakala and produced by Lucie Bakala.

“We followed Chris and his more or less everyday routine in everything he does, how he lives his life, and a little bit into his approach to life, which starts and ends with humor and doesn’t take things too seriously,” said Bakala. Ascension Films Inc.

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