2008 Paralympic Games BEIJING
2012 Paralympic Games LONDON
2016 Paralympic Games RIO
28 time Canadian Champion
Winner of the 2012 Boston Marathon, recording the World's Fastest time- 1:18:25 (former WR, now 3rd all-time)
Canadian Record Holder- 5000m (9:55.13), 10000m (19:51.54), Marathon (1:18.25)
- Para PanAm Games 3x Silver Medalist, Toronto, Canada
- World Championship Bronze Medalist- 2013 IPC World Championships, Lyon France
- Commonwealth Games Bronze Medalist- 2010 Commonwealth Games, Delhi India.
- Winner of the 2010 London Marathon
- Winner of the 2012 Chicago Marathon
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 overcome hardships and build a life of success, love, and happiness....
Joshua Cassidy will motivate you with his story and his passion.
MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKING APPEARANCES
Josh has extensive experience speaking to people of all ages, from schools, to governments, businesses to charities, corporate to community.. in small focus groups or in front of thousands delivering his heart-moving messages.
Providing eye-opening insight into the life of an elite Paralympic athlete, Josh shares inspiring stories, and methods to achieving success. 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. Joshua wants to share the keys to unlocking each and every person's unlimited potential.
There will always be obstacles, so it's a matter of how we overcome them. Josh's ‘successes’ have not come without many ‘failures’. His stories of heartbreak and disappointment resonate, and the reminder of how those instances allow us to grow and rise up to something higher, are most inspiring. Through his mindset and incredible accomplishments, Josh is a true living example of his mottos and creed...
"Anything is possible."
P&G - CIBC - CanadianTire - Miss Universe Canada - Suncor - RBC - Flight Centre - Pfizer - HBC - Interpipeline - Ministry of Tourism - Ministry of Health and Safety - Invacare - Canadian Paralympic Comittee - TO 2015 PanAmerican Games - Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario - Jumpstart - Hospital for Sick Kids - CIBC Miracle Day - KidsSport - Ride to Conquer Cancer - Right to Play - SOS Children Villages - Three to Be - Niamh’s Next Step - Neuroblastoma Alliance UK - KidsAbility - NYRR Mighty Milers - Big Brother - Jack.org. and many more...
Sharing the 'Olympic Mindset': How to approach obstacles & overcome challenges to achieve success.