What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

One Man’s Tragedy



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.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. What an amazing man! So inspirational.

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