Josh Kennison – Bringing hope with every step
Josh Kennison recently participated in the 11th Annual UCO Endeavor Games in Oklahoma City, OK. He ran the 100 m run in 12.7 seconds, the 200 m run in 27.29 seconds, and participated in the high jump. Impressive effort all around, but even more so since Josh was born without arms and legs.
Participating in these games requires a lot of training and commitment, which Josh loves doing. He loves being able to show people they “can do anything” no matter who they are. His ultimate goal, beyond winning competitions, is to provide hope and inspire as many people’s lives as he can.
Josh shared that as a little kid, he didn’t let anything stop him. He admits that through ages 9-12 he had some problems wondering why people would look at him because he was different. Then he realized, everybody looks different and quit letting it bother him. In junior high Josh participated in track, soccer, and football. He noticed how the looks changed and people really wanted to know his story. He knew he’d been given the opportunity to bring hope and he continues that quest today.
In addition to being an Amway IBO, Josh is a junior high soccer coach, a lead counselor at Camp No Limits (for children that have lost limbs), a new counselor in training at a Christian camp, and a public speaker spreading his contagious message of hope.
Josh has his sights set on making the U.S. Paralympic Team and is training five days per week on top of his other commitments. When asked what he thinks his chances are for making the team, Josh responds with, “I’m very confident.”