Motivational speaker Kacey McCallister to speak at EAC on April 25

Contributed Photo/Courtesy EAC: The Associated Students of Eastern Arizona College are pleased to bring motivational speaker, Kacey McCallister to campus on Monday, April 25, at 7 p.m., at the EAC stadium, for a talk that will leave the audience ready to take on the world. The free event is open to the entire community and is suitable for audiences of all ages.

Contributed Article/Courtesy EAC

THATCHER — The Associated Students of Eastern Arizona College are pleased to bring motivational speaker, Kacey McCallister to campus on Monday, April 25, at 7 p.m., at the EAC stadium, for a talk that will leave the audience ready to take on the world. The free event is open to the entire community and is suitable for audiences of all ages. 

Family man, motivational speaker, athlete, and double amputee, McCallister has taken the setbacks in his life and turned them into triumphs, explaining, “From a very early age, I learned that life is to be lived, not just survived. Even before the accident, I knew life was an adventure. After the accident, I found the ability to conquer unimaginable things. ‘I can do hard things’ has been a way of life for me. I mean, who could imagine that a guy without legs could complete a 50-mile hike, make it to State Championship Wrestling, or become an Eagle Scout?”

It was a crisp winter day when 6-year-old McCallister lost both of his legs, forever altering the course of his life. This unthinkable trial could have broken him, but from that day forward he chose to rise above his circumstances and learn to live without limits.

For those struggling to find hope in the depths of physical, spiritual, or emotional trials, this incredible story of one man’s unbreakable courage will inspire and motivate readers to not only survive but thrive amidst life’s challenges.

A true testament to the power of the human spirit, McCallister’s book, “When Life Gets You Down, Rise Up!” chronicles the refining power that can be found in the midst of overwhelming odds, a power available to all who will take hold of it and rise.

“Trials make us stronger. They raise us up to a higher plain,” explains McCallister on his website. “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!”

Make sure to mark your calendars to attend this uplifting event brought to you by the Associated Students of Eastern Arizona College. For more information contact Pattie Wren, EAC student administrator, at patti.wren@eac.edu or (928) 428-8384.

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