Josh Sundquist is a motivational speaker, comedian and emcee who has inspired audiences across the world ranging from Fortune 500 companies to schools to the White House. His clients have included Walmart, HP, Heineken USA, Rite Aid, The American Cancer Society and RE/MAX. He's a in-demand keynote speaker for groups of salespeople, educators, student leaders, and health professionals.
Josh's first memoir, Just Don't Fall, was a National Bestseller in hardcover and is now available in paperback and audiobook. It was been translated into German and is also available in an Australia/New Zealand edition, for which, as it turns out, no translation was required. His second memoir We Should Hang Out Sometime, which is about his adolescent dating disasters, is under development to become a movie. His debut novel Love and First Sight was published in 2017.
At age nine, Josh was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer and given a fifty percent chance to live. He spent a year on chemotherapy treatments and his left leg was amputated. Doctors declared Josh cured of the disease at age thirteen and he took up ski racing three years later.
He trained for the next six years and in 2006 he was named to the U.S. Paralympic Ski Team for the 2006 Paralympics in Turino, Italy. Today, Josh represents the United States in international competition as a member of the U.S. Amputee Soccer Team.
Josh's books, costumes, and life story have been featured on CNN, USA TODAY, NPR, and many other media outlets.
On the internet, Josh is best known for his viral photos, especially his Halloween costumes. His videos have been viewed over 100 million times. He has hundreds of thousands of followers across his social media profiles. People Magazine named him to the 2017 "Social Media Power List." As a social media influencer, he's worked with brands like promotions for Chase, Chevy, Dairy Queen, AT&T, and Michelob Ultra.
Josh is a Celebrity Ambassador for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and makes regular appearances at events and in the media to raise money for children's hospitals across the country. He was been featured on the back of Doritos bags (specifically, Spicy Nacho flavor) for his work on behalf of amputees.
Josh received a degree in business from the College of William and Mary and a Master's in Communications from the University of Southern California. He lives with his wife Ashley, their cat Scar and their dog Mushu in California near the beach. And no, that last sentence was not related to his education, but it seems like the last sentence of a bio is usually where people mention their family and pets.