The indomitable Jim MacLaren
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 (more…)