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2015-0426 Tommy Morrissey

Excerpt of an article by Mike Cungo | CBSNews Miami

Tommy Morrissey is a 4-year-old golf prodigy—striking the ball with a consistent swing—a swing that has caught the attention of the golf community. But there’s something different about his game, Tommy was born without a portion of his right arm.

“If you look at the only tournament he’s played in – he won. He out drove the kids that have two arms by 30 to 40 yards,” said his father Joe Morrissey.

“Can you hit better than your dad?” CBS4’s Mike Cugno asked Tommy.

“Oh no, he’s a bad golfer,” Tommy said.

“My greatest fear in life before Tommy was born is that people would point and notice his birth defect before they noticed him… well when we’re on the golf course and on the range, everybody points, but they’re pointing for the right reasons,” said Joe Morrissey.

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Credits

Thanks to Mike Cungo who wrote the article; CBSNews Miami for committing its resources to publishing the article; Joe, Maria, and Tommy Morrissey for sharing the story; Google for helping me find the article; YouTube for hosting the video I chose to share; and all the other people who, directly or indirectly, made it possible for me to include the picture, video, and text I used in this post.

Scott
Even after brain surgeries, chemotherapy, and radiation treatments to eradicate his brain cancer, Scott continued to work; continued to study; and earned professional certifications from the Project Management Institute, American Society of Quality, and Stanford University School of Professional Development. How were all of these achievements possible at a time when Scott was struggling with the hurdles of brain injury? The answers are in this blog.


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During the past 13 years, I have been diagnosed with cancer, brain injury, balance issues, stroke, ataxia, visual impairment, and auditory challenges. I have overcome significant adversity! I can explain how to overcome your challenges. I am a very active Toastmaster and a motivational speaker.