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One Man’s Tragedy

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Josh Sundquist

…Is another man’s costume opportunity!

Cancer survivor Josh Sundquist has turned what many would consider a disability into a way of connecting with people and making them smile. Diagnosed at 9 with a life-threatening cancer, he and his parents made the difficult decision to allow doctors to amputate his leg. After undergoing chemo, Sundquist recovered, and learned how to live – really live – with one leg. By 16, he was a ski racer and paralympian. In his twenties, he became a successful self-help author and a motivational speaker, and he’s been making the most of his one-legged status ever since. His Halloween costumes are particularly creative and hilarious!

“I’ve always dealt with the social discomfort of my disability by having a sense of humor. But now I’m more comfortable with who I am and what I look like, and I guess with these Halloween costumes you could even say that I celebrate what makes me different. Which may be either weird or refreshing, depending on your perspective.”

It takes a special kind of person to retain one’s sense of humor when things go to shit. Sundquist not only kept laughing; he’s managed to make others laugh along with him. What a guy!

You can follow Sundquist on his website, and on amazon | tumblr | twitter

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

6 thoughts on “One Man’s Tragedy

  1. He has a YouTube channel and post funny anecdotes about life with one leg too.

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  2. What an inspiration! I love that he celebrates what makes him different in such a humorous way.

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  3. What an amazing man! So inspirational.

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