Debbie Wooten is a vivacious woman who contracted polio when she was five months old. She experienced many strikes against her, yet she chose to live by the mantra, "Kick Can't to the Curb." Debbie is a stand-up comedian and international motivational speaker. She shares her wisdom about success and parenting in a way that will both make you laugh and inspire you.
In June 2017, Bobby Asa was in a devastating car accident, suffering severe brain and spinal damage. The doctors said that if he lived, he would most likely be a vegetable and a quadriplegic. His family rallied and fought for his recovery. He has defied the odds and six months later, his recovery is nothing short of miraculous. In this podcast, Bobby and his mother, Heather, will inspire you as they share his story.
In this episode, Roni introduces her new book, "From The Start." She interviews Cathy Patti, her teammate from U.S. Disabled Ski Team. Cathy lost her leg to bone cancer when she was a child. She also pursued her dream to be a ski racer. Cathy successes include winning a silver medal in the Olympics and a gold medal in the 1990 World Disabled Ski Championships.
In this first podcast episode of A Leg Up On Life, host Roni Sasaki interviews Jake French. Jake is the very definition of inspiration. As a young man on top of the world with a new college degree and dream job as a forester, his life was suddenly turned upside down by a devastating spinal cord injury that left him a quadriplegic.
Enduring many monumental struggles, Jake was transformed into a man with another dream: to help others face their challenges and realize their dreams. Jake shares from firsthand experience what has to happen to keep organizations and individuals moving forward when life happens.
Today he rocks the stage teaching groups how to add optimism back into the office, and leads teams to bring the best out of each situation, and most importantly, each other. Jake French exudes inspiration. He teaches what fuels it, inhibits it, and the strategies you can use to leverage it.
Jake is the author of Life Happens Live it! Transforming Life's Challenges into Doors of Opportunity
His website is www.JakeFrenchInspires.com
Roni Sasaki is a former Paralympic Gold Medalist, Speaker, Author, and Entrepreneur. Her podcast, "A Leg Up On Life" brings you stories of amazing people that take success to a whole new level.