Lincoln 4th-grader overcomes challenge

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Jamie and James Tiernan aren't the least bit surprised that their son can play the cello with just one hand. Jamie says, "I found out at 16 weeks that Peyton was going to be born without his left hand, so we knew ahead of time and we had time to figure out if we needed to do anything."

Peyton's dad James is continually impressed with what his son accomplishes, "From day one he has found a way to do it, from crawling to tying his shoes."

Jamie adds, "He is just an independent kiddo. He finds ways to do everything which I think is one of his most remarkable traits about him. He does basketball, football, baseball and soccer."

Peyton says that he doesn't let anything hold him back, "Because my parents always say, 'Keep trying and whatever people say, prove 'em wrong.'"

This fourth grader at Wysong Elementary School in south Lincoln has a lot of faith in what he can accomplish, "It's like I'm everybody else, I'm just missing a hand, but that doesn't matter, you can use any other body part."

Peyton's parents want to the Lincoln Shriners for all they've done for their son over the past decade.