"When it comes to left feet, I've got ZERO!"
September 30, 2016 2:39 PM   Subscribe

Josh Sundquist is a Paralympian, a bestselling author and motivational speaker. He lost his left leg to Ewing's sarcoma at age nine and later became a Paralympic ski racer. He also has basketball skills: Scorpion Shot, Alley Oop, Trampoline Shot, Toe Flick.

He has rap ambitions, too. And he finally found his sole mate. posted by Johnny Wallflower (5 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
This is great.
posted by not that girl at 4:04 PM on September 30, 2016

I went to college with Josh! I'm sure he wouldn't remember me, but I remember him, not because of his physical differences but because of the way he could make anyone feel at ease and his lovely smile. He's one of the good ones.
posted by pecanpies at 4:06 PM on September 30, 2016

That's pretty cool, especially the sole mate video. We truly are living at the beginning of a great new age for para/quadra-palegics.

While we're celebrating paralympic accomplishments, I feel I need to mention 49-year-old multiple-gold-medal-winning paralympian Alex Zanardi, who won more gold in Rio this year almost 15 years to the day that he lost both legs in one of the most gruesome Indycar crashes I've ever seen. (Massive trigger warning on the video folks.)
posted by Thorzdad at 4:10 PM on September 30, 2016

Lengthy, in-depth interview with Josh on Ear Biscuits podcast here.

Summary: Paralympian, Bestselling author, and YouTube personality, Josh Sundquist, joins Rhett & Link this week to discuss how his battle with cancer at age nine and subsequent loss of his leg has impacted the way he lives his life, the importance he places on traveling around the world as a motivational speaker, the deeper meaning behind his new book "We Should Hang Out Sometime," and why his unique halloween costumes have "won the Internet."
posted by the thought-fox at 4:26 PM on September 30, 2016 [1 favorite]

note to self: check with the thought-fox for substantive addition before next FPP
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 5:15 PM on September 30, 2016 [1 favorite]

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