The high school senior said if he had a choice he wouldn't change anything about his life, and neither would his biological mother.

"She is happy and proud how things turned out," said Villa.  "I thought about it a couple times and realized if I didn't have a disability I would still be in the Dominican Republic, which means I wouldn't have all the opportunities and chances I have here, and it's a great trade off I think."

Villa competes Saturday in the individual wrestling district meet.   He finds out in June if he will make the next round of cuts for the 2016 Paralympic team.