This inspiring photo of a young amputee will melt your heart

AN image of a teenage amputee running a marathon in the rain with his father is going viral online and inspiring those around the world.

Ben Baltz, 14, had his right leg amputated at age six after a cancer diagnosis.

In the image circulating online Ben from Florida, can be seen battling heavy rain hand-in-hand with his dad at the Freedom Springs Triathlon.


“He was tired, so I decided to run with him to get him going,” Mr Baltz told

“If looking at that photo doesn’t inspire you, then nothing will,” he said.

Ben said his diagnosis had allowed him to achieve much more than he had imagined.