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Amputee Explains Why and How People With Disabilities Often Exceed Expectations


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In a recent TEDx Talk in Paris, Jothy Rosenberg, a two-time cancer survivor, amputee, and founder of the Who Says I Can’t Foundation, explains his theory about why and how a disproportionate percentage of people with physical disabilities go beyond their supposed limitations and thrive in life. Using his story and the stories of three other individuals with disabilities as examples, he explains how the combination of three important traits-insecurity, exceptionalism, and discipline-can lead to success after devastating loss.

Rosenberg earned a doctorate in computer science, has started eight high-tech companies, has written several books, and has developed a reality series on YouTube that focuses on people with disabilities. An accomplished athlete, Rosenberg believes that participating in sports can help people with disabilities regain their self-esteem and reclaim their lives.

To watch the TEDx Talk, visit http://tinyurl.com/zt94cqh.

For more information on the Who Says I Can’t Foundation, visit www.whosaysicant.org.

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