The Young Man


Trevon “Trey” Jenifer was born with a rare disease called Congenital Phocomelia that causes the under development of limbs while in the womb; consequently, allowed Trey to be born without his lower extremities. The fourth of five children (2 older brothers, 1 older sister and 1 younger brother), Trey is the only child of Constance to be born with a disability. Having this perceived limitation, the lack of lower limbs does not stop him from achieving great heights and maintaining an eccentric personality. The absence of Trey’s biological father since his birth allowed Trey’s step-dad, Eric (the person he refers to as Dad), to come into Trey’s life and help shape the man that Trey has become. Eric encouraged and inspired Trey to be active in sports in order to learn responsibility, leadership and that there is no difference between a competitor and himself (legs or no legs).

“When the good Lord takes something,
he replaces it with something else”
- Trey’s Great Grandma Alberta