No Handicaps for man without limbs

DONALDSON, IN – August 26th was a special night for the Ancilla College student-athletes.

Each year the Ancilla Chargers meet the night before classes begin at the LifePlex to get an orientation to college life at Ancilla and hear about expectations from the athletic department. Dr. Ron May, President at Ancilla College, gave a message of academic encouragement and Sr. Carleen Wrasman, Mission Integration Coordinator, discussed cooperation and respect for all the ministries on the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ campus.

The group then separated into six stations that rotated covering different areas of success at the college such as: positive student /faculty interaction, student/athlete academic expectations, and being respectful Lifeplex members.

This year, the 150 attendees were also captivated by a motivational, humorous and inspirational speech from Brett Eastburn. Brett was born with Quadmembral Limbs Deficiency, or no arms and no legs. Brett truly believes he was born with — No Handicaps.

He teaches if you say you can’t, you’re right because you are not even going to try. And, you are handicapped only if YOU choose to be. Brett considers his body to be a very special gift to be used to inspire others to be the best that they can!  His book, “I’m Not Missing Anything” details his many accomplishments and advice for others when dealing with tough moments in life.

Gene Reese, Ancilla College Athletic Director said, “Brett was very impressive. The way that our student-athletes listened and responded was unbelievable. This age group can be a tough crowd. Brett had a great message of hope and success. He did an outstanding job. I would have no problem recommending him to other groups looking for a motivational speaker.”

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