Disability Awareness Week's Keynote Address, Kyle Maynard
Tue, 26 Mar 2013 7:00 PM
Wilson Hall Auditorium
As part of the Office of Disability’s 4th Annual Disability Awareness Week, the office presents motivational speaker, author, entrepreneur and athlete Kyle Maynard. Maynard was born with congenital amputation, which means that he has arms that end at the elbows and legs near the knees. Maynard has wrestled for one of the best teams in the Southeast, set records in weightlifting, fought in mixed martial arts and recently became the first man to crawl on his own to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa, despite his disabilities. He has won numerous awards such as GNC’s World’s Strongest Teen, 2004 ESPY Award winner (Best Athlete with a Disability), and the Highest Recognition Award for the Secretary of Health and Human Services; free.