On 23-Oct-2017 In People
Diagnosed with cancer at the age of nine, Josh Sundquist was told that he has only 50% chances of survival. Despite getting proper treatment, he lost his left leg. But with his bravery and positivity, his fate changed and by the time Josh turned 13 years old, he was entirely cancer free; and by the age of 16, he was already ski-racing.Today, Josh is famously known for his motivational speeches and inspiring story of survival. On October 31st, you'll always find him on the internet, winning hearts across all social media platforms as he dresses up perfectly on Halloween Day.Have a look!
Initially, he used to be self-conscious about his disability. He shares, "In high school, I wore a prosthesis all the time and didn’t want anyone to find out I was missing a leg," reports Metro UK.
And he even celebrates his disability on Halloween. "My costumes on Halloween can be weird or refreshing, it depends on your perspective," says Josh.
Josh Sundquist dressed like gingerbread man from Shrek. He says, "I’ve always dealt with the social discomfort of my disability by having a sense of humor, but now I’m more comfortable with who I am and what I look like, and I guess with these Halloween costumes you could even say that I celebrate what makes me different. Which may be either weird or refreshing, depending on your perspective."
He says it was his wife's idea in 2012 to dress up like a reference to a film, 'A Christmas Story.'
About this costume, he shares, "I was just at the zoo one time, and I noticed that flamingos look like me doing a crutch handstand. So yeah."
He shares, "I thought it was appropriate since last year I was also named to the US Amputee World Cup Team."
On this picture, Josh comments, "It’s a classic amputee joke. This year I decided to anthropomorphize it."
"If my career as a motivational speaker doesn’t work out, I could probably get a job at IHOP."
Josh says that he always wanted to try this costume. In an interview, he expressed, "A live-action Beauty and the Beast is coming out next year, but it’s unclear from the photos if Lumiere will still be a hopping monopod or if the new Lumiere (played by Ewan McGregor) will have bipedal locomotion. If the new movie changes the way we imagine Lumiere, this could be the final Halloween in which I could dress like him. So it had to be Lumiere in 2016."