American Paralympian Rohan Murphy will be a special guest speaker for students in grades seven through 12 at Mattituck Junior-Senior High School on Friday, Sept. 20.
Mr. Murphy was born with a disease that required both his legs to be amputated when he was four years old. His parents were told he would need 24-hour care for life.
Instead, he took up varsity wrestling while a student at East Islip High School and went to Penn State on a wrestling scholarship. He competed on the Penn State teams from 2004 to 2006 before becoming an accomplished powerlifter, winning a bronze medal in the 2006 Paralympics in Korea.
He has been featured on ABC News and in Sports Illustrated, and he recorded a commercial for the Nike “No Excuses” campaign.
He is now a motivational speaker making appearances at schools and civic groups across the country.
Check out his Nike commercial below: