My buddy Jim MacLaren made my day by lobbing me a phone call this morning just to say hi. He sounded better than he had in quite a while, which was terrific, since he’s been battling health issues for the last few years. I had interviewed Jim for my book, Sixty Seconds: One Moment Changes Everything, and we had become friends. If you’re unfamiliar with Jim, here’s his bio from my book:
MacLaren, a motivational speaker and author, has triumphed over two horrific accidents that would have destroyed a lesser man. At twenty-two, he was a Yale All-American athlete and aspiring actor when his motorcycle was broadsided by a New York City bus. Dead on arrival, he woke up after an eight-day coma to find his left leg amputated below the knee. Inspired by a book about triathlons, he became the fastest one-legged endurance athlete on the planet, routinely finishing ahead of most able-bodied athletes. Eight years later, a van plowed into him during a race, rendering him a quadriplegic.
On the spur of the moment, I asked Jim if he’d like to give people an update on how he’s doing and he was all for it. Click on the audio player below to hear Jim’s four-minute update.
Friends of Jimmy Mac is a supplemental needs trust that was started by a group of Jim’s football and lacrosse buddies from Yale, including Simon Walsh, who sent this info to me:
The goal of the trust is to raise money to restore some of the basics to Jim’s life. Physical therapy, a functioning wheelchair, a bed-to-chair transfer device, and a bathing system that lets Jim actually immerse himself in water would pay huge dividends. The benefits include improved circulation, better muscle tone and digestion, and fewer infections.
For more information about these expenses and proposed solutions please visit the trust web site.
How has Friends of Jimmy Mac helped Jim? Listen to the ten-second audio clip from our conversation today:
Check out the bottom of this post for links to my other posts about Jim, including a ten-minute video narrated by Kiefer Sutherland introducing Jim at the 2005 ESPY Awards, where he was presented an award by Oprah Winfrey.
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