Live Your Life with Purpose

Murphy won a Bronze medal 2006 IPC World Powerlifting Championships and grabbed the attention of Nike, when he was subsequently featured in Nike’s “No Excuses” campaign.
Murphy won a Bronze medal 2006 IPC World Powerlifting Championships and grabbed the attention of Nike, when he was subsequently featured in Nike’s “No Excuses” campaign.
Rohan tells today’s youth that they too should never give up and said, “I want all of you to chase your dreams no matter how far away they may seem. Think about not having legs. I will not have one easy day in my life, but if I can overcome this, why can’t you? What’s stopping you?”
Rohan tells today’s youth that they too should never give up and said, “I want all of you to chase your dreams no matter how far away they may seem. Think about not having legs. I will not have one easy day in my life, but if I can overcome this, why can’t you? What’s stopping you?”

Rohan Murphy gave an incredible assembly to our Stimson students recently. Rohan is a young man who lost both of his legs at birth.  He began to wrestle during his freshman year of high school.  After a successful high school wrestling career, he went on to wrestle at Penn State University.  In addition to wrestling, Rohan is an accomplished powerlifter who represents the United States in international competitions.

Rohan works to inspire young people to face challenges, overcome hardship, and to choose to behave in a healthy way.  As a professional motivational speaker, Rohan is not only able to inspire students by his actions, but also by his words.  Rohan’s life story is a gripping tale of adversity, dedication, and living life with a purpose.