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Hello welcome to help log on Dr.
We all face challenges but sometimes life can person I was with obstacles -- bay.
We say to ourselves I just can't do it well against two days here to tell us yes you can't.
His name is -- -- Rosenberg.
And he's overcome things that would make most of us stop in -- tracks that the eight to sixteen.
You lost your right leg to cancer to bone cancer right right and then subsequently -- -- of nineteen.
You lost your long right.
Well this cancer is has a habit of getting into the bloodstream right and back then in 1973.
There was no such things chemotherapy right.
I was pretty much.
You know there was so yeah whatever they say let's sort of idea of cancer lead to delaying off now we have a chest X ray an -- -- whatever -- -- every six months and and they saw a spot in in the -- three years later they saw the spot and they -- belong out.
But now chemotherapy had just come out right.
So you're not nineteen anymore you -- very young.
So you beat cancer yes you became an athlete well I found that sports was in fact.
The best way to recover.
You know it's not just physical that the things that happen to somebody in this kind of situation.
It's that the psychological effects are if anything worse than the physical effects because -- shatters your self esteem.
And as Gloria Steinem said it's not that self esteem is everything -- there's nothing without it right.
These did you choose sports because you found that as a way to get out of your mental.
You know that mental anguish and -- over.
-- that you fell from being diagnosed with cancer would be did you use sports as a way to.
You don't sort of make your body change perhaps.
Eradicate any other poison.
That might be ruining your system it.
It really wasn't the latter although I'm sure it had a good effect but I I would -- really focused on sports because.
It was something that I could adapt.
To skiing was the first thing I could I could figure it out I've I I thought if I focused really hard on -- if I worked hard at it.
And and what I soon figured out was that the -- worked and focused harder on it than anyone else was willing to.
I could actually not only get back to being an okay skier the -- I was before I'd lost my -- But I could get to be.
As good or better than most two letters that's what I call you too late -- the -- to hit it it now let's get back to that it didn't bugs I think is very important.
Tell me about what inspired to write -- and what what's the Massachusetts who says I can't -- to come up with that well.
I needed not to write the book too quickly I needed 2530 years of kind of figuring out for myself.
What do how -- recovered.
What was important and how to convey that message because I did not want to write another cancer book or EPT book I wanted to write a book.
For everyone because even those of you who are temporarily able body.
Have to deal with challenges all the time yourselves.
It's doesn't have to be something that's so visible.
And and how do you how do you recover from -- in the name of the book came because.
What people constantly were saying to me I did I -- you can't do that somebody said to me always it's great you -- water skiing but.
You could never barefoot water ski on one foot so I spent ten years trying to.
Perfect that and did so.
But but the specific.
Thing that finally tipped me over the edge and the reason the biking is on the cover is that.
Well I wasn't -- I was the CEO of a company and there was someone working for me who was going to do the aids ride -- Boston to New York.
That is an impressive feat for anybody.
And I was bragging about her and that I was gonna donate some money was a good cause and somebody said to me.
Right to my face.
It's such a shame that -- -- that a the you're so excited about this and you could never do that and I bought a bike that afternoon.
-- I love that.
And -- you did it and then -- name the the book.
After that incident -- telling me that you have the reality television series coming up.
I'm working on it what happened was this book I got such great feedback so many people.
Said it helped them men and and whatnot and then I realized.
Great okay so I told my story and that's helping people -- you know what.
There's hundreds if not thousands of people.
With equally impressive inspirational stories that might not feel like right of writing a book so why don't I go tell their stories.
So I got together with a producer friend.
And we decided that we were gonna create this reality TV series beautiful and He had he's the guy that made it.
Into reality because.
He -- -- after we've interviewed this cool person made the audience has met them and after we've seen them do their sport.
Why don't you turn of the camera and say well.
Who says I can't and do whatever sport they're great -- Which are might not be so good at some putts I congratulate you in the boat and they thank you for writing and I think you come into the program well thank you it's great to meet you.
And if you have any health questions you can even on the -- fox and document foxnews.com.
Thanks for watching the fox knows I'm -- -- --
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