Hanover man climbs trees despite having no legs

June 25, 2019
Omar Jolly, who hails from Bamboo district in Hanover, despite the limitations placed on him, is a landscaper.
Omar Jolly, who hails from Bamboo district in Hanover, despite the limitations placed on him, is a landscaper.
Omar Jolly, who hails from Bamboo district in Hanover, despite the limitations placed on him, is a landscaper.
Omar Jolly, who hails from Bamboo district in Hanover, despite the limitations placed on him, is a landscaper.
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Omar Jolly has had to overcome obstacles all his life. First, he was born without legs.

Then his mother struggled to take care of him, and he has scarcely had a father figure in his life.

For many persons, the combination of negatives would be a strong enough cocktail to poison their minds and cause them the give up. This, however, is not the case with Jolly.

The 28-year-old, who hails from Bamboo district in Hanover, despite the limitations placed on him, is a landscaper. He is focused on building his own dream.

"From mi born mi caa walk," Omar told WESTERN STAR. "From mi was a little boy, mi decide that although mi don't have no foot, mi naw give up inna life."

Jolly told THE WESTERN STAR that he took up farming in the earlier days.

He said that he discovered his passion for landscaping after he was given a job to help clear his neighbour's garden.

"Is landscaping mi do since then, and a it mi a live off a. Mi love flowers, and mi know everything about dem," Jolly said.

Well known in his community, Jolly is considered to be skillful when using a machete and an expert at climbing trees.

"Sometimes it shock mi fi si people who have dem two good foot a call Omar fi come pick breadfruit and coconut fi dem. It is a sight fi si him just run up inna the tree dem, and quick, quick, him pick anything you want," one resident said.

Omar Jolly may be contacted at 876-424-6303

- H.B.

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