They told him he could never become a doctor.
He knew faith and persistence would find a way.
Injured in a diving accident at the age of 14, Jim Post was told that he would never walk again. He initially reacted bitterly to this news, but decided to make the best of his life and pursue his dream to become a physician.
His determination to become a physician was covered nationwide (CNN, NBC Nightly News, & The Today Show) when all of his medical school applications were rejected because of his disability.
Undaunted, he continued to fight for his dream.
These days Jim is a respected physician and married with two children. He wants to share his incredible journey of faith and determination with others to encourage them to pursue their dreams no matter what obstacles may stand in the way. Ready to be inspired?
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What is the difference between being disabled and being handicapped? Many years ago a blind physician named Stanley Wainapel explained the difference to me. Examples of disabilities include stuttering, blindness, deafness, paralysis, hyperactivity, and depression. My disability is paralysis of the upper and lower extremities. However, this disability does not equal handicapped. If I [...]
“Why Me?” Is usually the first thing we say when something bad happens. When my doctor said, “Jim, you will never walk again”, I was angry and turned to God demanding an explanation. ” I was a straight shooter and played by the rules, what did I do to deserve such a tragedy at age [...]