Bodybuilder & Internet Sensation
Nick Santonastasso is constantly defying the odds. Despite being born with no legs and one arm, Nick is a bodybuilder, internationally known public speaker and internet sensation. Here is a brief but heartwarming story about him and why YOU should absolutely have him at your event!
When Nick was conceived, he had a 30% chance of surviving birth. Nick was 1 of 12 people in the world at the time who was born with Hanhart Syndrom, a rare genetic disorder. Nick was self-loathing and thought about ending his life. Fortunately, he was able to find his “WHY” through wrestling in high school. He had to AMPUTATE part of his arm in order to wrestle. Nick was not the best wrestler but he would pack tournaments with spectators. People would approach him with tears of joy and excitement and say how much he inspired them. That was a turning point for Nick and his life.
Nick realized he was capable of achieving anything he set his sights on. Nick has continued to aim higher and higher, knowing that every day he lives is considered a medical miracle. He has made cameos on TV shows like “The Walking Dead” and has become a social media sensation gaining more than 1 million followers on “Vine” in less than a year. Most recently Nick decided to become a competitive bodybuilder, showing he can achieve physical greatness. In 2017, he won the 3rd place in the “men’s physique novice” category, in his first competition at the “Iron Bay Classic”.
Now, Nick is sharing his experience with people all over the world as a keynote speaker at schools, universities, nonprofits as well as Fortune 500 companies. He is using his challenges to inspire others to push beyond their suffering and live a life that has NO LIMITS. Nick already helped to inspire GIANTS in today’s world, such as Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Tonny Robbins, Ed Mylett.View All Speakers