After his tragic accident when he had his scuba accident at the age of 16, he was very fortunate to be surrounded by a strong support system of friends and family. He did not want to ask “why me?” because it was a freak accident and there was nothing he could do about it. What he wanted to do was figure out the right way to respond and how to conduct himself in the future. When you have a life-threatening injury, it changes your perspective entirely and one must keep a proper perspective if they are going to survive and thrive. It is easy to focus on the past but if you focus on the future, that is the only way to move on.
The toughest thing about playing golf with his prosthetic legs is uneven lies but he loves to play and wishes that he could play more. He also joked that he likes to play in shorts as often as possible because he can hustle matches that way. His foundation raises money to give kids in his position prosthetic legs and helps to financial support them and their family. He loves golf more than ever and feels he is a better golfer now than he was before his accident. For more information, go to JordanThomasFoundation.org.
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