They played with his incurable handicap but I did not let that bother me.
They laughed at his deplorable condition but I did not let that weaken me.They feigned concern towards him but I did not let that sway me.
But now he has lost his balls!
PS: My laptop, again! Its monitor does not stand on its own at any angle between 0 and 180 degrees because the ball bearings have given in.