Kacey McCallister is an incredible human who brings his inspirational message of overcoming challenges, no matter what the circumstances, to the entire world.
And McCallister knows all about challenges. His life has never been one of calm indifference. From a very early age he learned that life is to be lived, not just survived. When he was 6 years old, he lost one leg when he darted in front of an oncoming truck. His other leg was so badly damaged in the accident that it, too, had to be amputated.
While this tragedy might have left him sitting on the sidelines, McCallister instead learned to do things his way – and went on to become a three-sport athlete in cross country, wheelchair basketball, and wrestling, earning district titles in both cross country and wrestling as a student at McNary High School in Salem.
Even before the accident he knew life was an adventure. After the accident, he found the ability to conquer unimaginable things.
“Throughout my life there have been few if any challenges that I have not been able to succeed in accomplishing. Trials make us stronger. They raise us up to a higher plain. If we are never pushed and challenged we can never obtain our full potential. For me it was losing my legs.”
“For you, it may be school, work, parenting, or just dealing with the complexities of day-to-day life. Regardless of what your challenge is, you too can find a way to RISE UP!”
Credits: Aroo Ocr Crew