Rob Powers energized the troops with his motivational pep talks and Mike Shultz and I brought our own stories of overcoming obstacles. Mine was one I'd shared many times, combining my story of competing on Survivor as an amputee and illustrating how I have arrived at where I am today through optimism and achieving short term goals.
Mike has had much of the same positive attitude as I have throughout his recovery and a subsequent return to competitive sports. He shared his amazingly compelling story of a return to Motocross and Snowcross glory after a snowmobile accident took his leg. Mike's strategies and focus of immersing himself in improving his situation using his own ingenuity and technology vision had each visited in awe.