BORN without arms and legs, Tiyo Satrio, from Penawangan village, West Java, Indonesia, could be forgiven for having little to smile about. But instead the 11-year-old's upbeat nature and infectious laugh make him a class favourite with fellow pupils and teachers alike. Throughout her pregnancy, Tiyo's mum Mimi was unaware of her son's condition. And even after he was born, she wasn't told straight away that her newborn child had no arms or legs. Although shocked on first learning the news, Mimi quickly adjusted to her sonâs condition - and it's this acceptance that has contributed to Tiyo's outgoing personality. Tiyo also proves himself to be more than a match for his friends when playing on his games console. The Playstation addict plays every spare moment he can, using his chin to operate the control pad.
Videographer / director: Jefta Images
Producer: Nathalie Bonney, Ellie Winstanley
â¨Editor: Ian Phillips