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Speaker: Josh Sundquist

Josh Sundquist

2010

Josh Sundquist is a Paralympic ski racer who has been featured on CNN and in USA TODAY and has spoken across the country to groups ranging from Fortune 500 companies to inner city public schools to the White House.

Josh’s journey began at age nine, when he was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer and given a fifty percent chance to live. He spent a year on chemotherapy treatments and his left leg was amputated. Doctors declared Josh cured of the disease at age thirteen and he took up ski racing three years later. He trained for the next six years and in 2006 he was named to the US Paralympic Ski Team for the 2006 Paralympics in Turino, Italy.

Josh served a two-year tenure as the National Spokesperson for the Combined Federal Campaign, an effort that raises over $300 million dollars a year for charities. He has been featured on the back of Doritos bags nationwide for being the founder of LessThanFour.org, the world’s largest social networking website for amputees.

As a writer, Josh has been published in The Washington Post, Daily Guideposts, and Current, Newsweek’s college magazine. He was a columnist for the Richmond Times Dispatch for two years, and in 2003 he co-authored the teen devotional book Forty Voices: Stories of Hope from Our Generation. His memoir, Just Don’t Fall, will be released by Viking/Penguin in January, 2010.

Josh received a degree in business from the College of William and Mary and a Master’s in Communications from the University of Southern California. He lives in Washington, DC.

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