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How to handle life after losing a leg

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Todd Huston knows how to overcome incredible challenges. When his legs got caught inthe propeller of a boat at age 14, his life was radically changed. He battled to keep hislegs with numerous surgeries, but bone disease eventually forced him to have one legamputated.

Todd became a psychotherapist and clinical director of the Amputee Resource Center inCalifornia. He also worked in psychiatric hospitals for adults, adolescents and children.
He used his professional skills and personal experiences to help patients achieve more intheir lives. He also trained health-care professionals and authored articles in working withindividuals coping with disabilities.

Then Todd did the unimaginable, to prove that you can overcome challenges he
completed a world record-setting Summit America expedition by climbing to the highest
elevations of all 50 states in only 66 days 22 hours and 47 minutes, shattering the originalrecord by 35 days!

Todd has been featured in thousands of publications throughout the world,

including Sports Illustrated, Forbes and the Wall Street Journal as well as the popular
book, Chicken Soup for the Soul. A Second Helping. He has appeared as a special gueston CBS Year in Sports and Robert Schuller's Hour ofPower. Todd has been interviewed
on ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, TNN, Inside Edition, and Extra plus numerous radio

Several distinguished honors have been awarded to Todd including U.S. Jaycees' Ten
Outstanding Young Americans, the Henry Iba Award for Outstanding Citizen Athlete,
the Class Act Award, The Power to Dream Achiever A ward and the American Red
Cross's Everyday Hero Award.

Todd is the author of the book A10re Than Mountains: The Todd Huston Story and hashosted inspirational radio and television programs.