Two time Paralympian, winning many races around the world, Joshua is known internationally for his work ethic and fortitude. He has beaten every competitor in the world at least once. He is currently preparing for his third Paralympic Games this summer in Rio.
In 2012 Josh won the Boston Marathon with an incredible performance, recording the World’s Fastest time of 1:18:25. He is also the Canadian Record holder in the 1500m, 5000m, 10000m, and Marathon.
His ‘successes’ have not come without many ‘failures’. The stories of heartbreak and disappointment will resonate with all, and the reminder of how those instances allow us to grow and rise up to something higher, are the most inspiring.
Joshua Cassidy was born November 15th, 1984. He came into the world fighting a non-congenital cancer which primarily effects children, Neuroblastoma. The doctors told his parents that their newborn had a narrow chance of survival. Perhaps through a combination of medicine, family prayer, and a will to live, Joshua won miraculously. The damage done to his spinal chord left his legs partially paralyzed. Where many saw obstacles ahead, this young boy saw opportunities. This blessing gave him the blocks needed to build a life of success, love, and happiness.
Joshua grew up as the oldest of 10 kids which began in the military life, then a farm life, moving out as a young man to the city life, and now Josh has spent over a decade traveling and living around the globe.
Training the body and mind to be in their healthiest and most optimum state isn’t only beneficial to Olympians… it is applicable to every person, of every age, and every occupation. Josh shares his experiences as an elite athlete, providing insight into the mind of a top world class athlete. Revealing how one can achieve balance and harmony in the physical, emotional, and mental realms, he also brings to light the significance of a universal spiritual connection. Joshua willingly passes on his education from his world travels, in alternative health practices, ancient methodology, and the energy world that science is still discovering.
An athlete, and an artist by nature, Joshua’s life consists of creating. A graduate of Sheridan College’s esteemed Illustration program, Josh received his BAA degree in 2009. Ever since, Josh has been working in between training sessions on a passion project which ties together his whole life of sport, art, music, and writing, aimed at enlightening, inspiring and motivating the world.
Josh doesn’t focus his talks about his disability- it’s something he already conquered at an early age. Overcoming those early obstacles taught him many lessons which he has applied to his life ever since. He has been on a journey that has led him to something much bigger. The purpose of life. True Happiness. Inner Peace. Self Belief. Being the most ultimate version of ourselves, for the world.
A true living example of the motto “Anything is Possible”, Joshua now shares these lessons and revelations on life through his story and example. Hearing him speak once is never enough.
Positive vibes, light, love, and determination. Joshua Cassidy will motivate you with his passion.
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