January 4, 2022
Fostering Change Podcast Episode 109 | Johnny and Becki Agar
Johnny Agar, born with cerebral palsy and told he would never walk, overcame the odds to participate in long-distance endurance races with his dad pushing him, until the final mile when he walked across the finish line. Previously featured on ESPN and The Today Show, Johnny is making his highly-anticipated book debut this fall that is a testament to the power of extraordinary courage titled The Impossible Mile: The Power In Living Life One Step at a Time (Dexterity, September 21, 2021).
Johnny’s story shows the impact of a life lived to its fullest, from the first difficult steps in training, to becoming a brand ambassador for global apparel company Under Armour. He now serves as an inspiration for not only other professional athletes, but for anyone facing their own impossible mile. This brilliant book debut encourages readers to walk a mile in Johnny’s shoes, and realize, as Johnny did, you never walk alone, and anything is possible, if you’ll just take on life one step at a time.
Written with his mom, Becki, The Impossible Mile shares valuable life lessons, sometimes with a bit of humor, that are sure to inspire with the wisdom, maturity, and determination of Johnny, who candidly shares stories of his family’s strength in weakness, hope in the midst of heartache, and joy in spite of seemingly impossible obstacles.
We discuss how a young man with cerebral Palsy became an internationally recognized athlete, how the Agar family banded together to help Johnny walk his first “Impossible Mile.”, what Johnny hopes readers take away from his new book The Impossible Mile and much more!
You can find out more about Johnny & Becki by visiting: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JohnnyAgarOfficial Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/officialjohnny_agar/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/_TeamAgar / https://twitter.com/agar_john Websites: https://www.teamagar.com/ / http://johnnyagar.org/