At 18 years old, Bob Cox was a young, promising hockey player. He worked hard, practiced often and had dreams of one day playing hockey professionally.
Then one day while riding his motorcycle, he lost control and took a nasty spill. During the accident, his left arm was severed from his body just below the shoulder.
When Bob awoke in the hospital, the doctors told him that the damage was too extensive and that reattachment was not an option. At 18, all of his past dreams for his future were shattered.
Grateful to be alive, Bob remembered that EVERYTHING—even an unexpected and painful experience—IS AN OPPORTUNITY. With a constructive mindset, Bob committed to learning how to live with only one arm. Though he knew that the ice was no longer a viable field of play, despite pain and setbacks, he still had a passion for athletics. So he took up golf.
In time, Bob developed his very own, very powerful golf swing. Today he’s regarded as a top player, competing professionally and helping amateurs and pros alike perfect their game. He also helps organize events for the Special Olympics, helping young people achieve their own “impossible” dreams.
Had Bob never lost his arm, he wouldn’t have discovered the unique opportunities that now shape his life. His “misfortune” became the path to inspiring others to overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles and step into their greatness.
How will YOU make lemonade from life’s lemons TODAY?