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07/31/2014 01:36 EDT | Updated 07/31/2014 01:59 EDT

Why Being Born Without Arms Won't Stop This Mother-Son Duo (VIDEO)

Linda and Timmy Bannon spend their free time together like many mothers and sons do.

Linda helps her 10-year-old son get dressed every morning. Timmy races against his mom when they play video games. Sometimes, they go swimming at the public pool.

But what's unique to both Linda and Timmy is the condition they share.

Both Bannons live with Holt-Oram syndrome, a genetic change that produces heart problems but also skeletal deformities. In the Bannons' case, both Timmy and Linda were born without their arms.

But living without the use of your arms doesn't mean you can't live a full life. You just need to be quick with your feet.

"I think a lot of people, when they first see me, they don't realize how independent I am and how capable I am of doing everything that I do," Linda told ABC News. "And I always say because I've been without arms my entire life."

It's estimated Holt-Oram syndrome affects one in 100,000 people. And while Timmy's inherited his mother's condition, he's also taken on her resilience to not let his deformity define him.

"I knew from scans he was going to be born without arms. We were understandably concerned, but I wasn't too daunted as I knew he'd be able to live a normal life like me," said in an interview with The Daily Mail.

For more on the duo's journey together, give the video above a watch.

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