496: Finding Joy, Triumph, and Love in Life with Quadruple Amputee (and Pirate) Tom Nash

How long do you think it would take you heal from an illness that changed your life? Picture this - you’re 19 have just lost both yours arms and legs after contracting meningococcal disease.

How long do you think it would take you to heal? Well for Tom Nash, who survived the life-threatening illness to becoming a quadruple amputee at the age of nineteen, his story is nothing short of remarkable.

However it isn’t until now, in his forties that Tom believes he has truly begun heal. When I first met Tom in 2019 we spoke about his battle with meningococcal septicaemia, learning who your real friends are and relearning how to what you love.

In more recent years, Tom has become an in-demand keynote speaker, regularly presenting ideas and philosophies steeped in lessons learnt from a life of overcoming adversity. His TEDx Sydney talk, The Perks of Being a Pirate, has been viewed over 2.5 million times. His experiences have given him a unique outlook on life and a belief that while everyone has their own personal challenges, its how you deal with them that matters.

Tom’s journey is a testament to the human spirit's strength and the power of determination.

Today I sit down with Tom Nash to talk about his new book "Hook, Line and Sinner" and we discuss his healing and how he transformed adversity into an opportunity for growth and how he continues to inspire others with his story of perseverance and accomplishment.

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