Saturday, December 4, 2021

Tag: Motivational Speaker

Against the odds

Norton, paralyzed from football, tells crowd there is hope While Chris Norton was being flown in a helicopter after suffering a severe spinal cord injury...

Just Because I’m in a Wheelchair Doesn’t Mean Life Stops

From giving motivational talks to making people laugh as a “sit-down comedian,” Jessie Chin shares why his paralysis can’t keep him from living his...

Woman Goes Adaptive Heliskiing in Valdez, Alaska

https://youtu.be/Gbq9iCwm1Tc A disabled mum achieved her dream of heliskiing and the magical moment was captured in an amazing video. Mum and motivational speaker Sarah-Jane Stazsak,...
Billy Keenan

Learning to breathe, learning to move forward, learning to survive: The Billy Keenan story

Quadriplegic turned inspirational speaker: “When you’re faced with adversity, you have two basic choices. Curse the darkness or light a candle.” Billy Keenan said he...

Disabled TV Host’s Speech ‘Why Am I Still Alive’ Which Has Inspired Millions Despite...

You might have come across her inspirational speech being shared online, in which she talked about how her husband jumped out of the car...

Quadriplegic with ‘Extreme Home Makeover’ defies odds, still improving

Brian Keefer has always been an adrenaline junkie. A 2008 gymnastics accident in which Keefer suffered a spinal cord injury that left him a quadriplegic...

Twenty years after paralyzing fall, Tasha Schuh’s life is an open book

Tasha Schuh is used to getting embarrassing questions about her sex life. Schuh, paralyzed from the chest down since she fell through a stage trap...

After car crash, man with quadriplegia shares his story with students

ABINGDON, Va. — Chris Skinner’s life changed forever on June 10, 2000. It was a hot summer night, and Skinner was in the passenger side...
Frank and Mustard

Quadriplegic Children’s Author Talks Stories, Setbacks and Success at Evergreen Elementary

Simon Calcavecchia, 34, of Olympia, visited Evergreen Elementary School April 7 to talk to students about his books, his music and his disability. He is...

Why I Don’t Let Adversity Define My Life After Spinal Cord Injury

I love lacing up my turquoise Nike running shoes each morning. However, every time I leave my house, going for a jog is the furthest...