Jeff Griffin dreamed of playing sports. Then, he was in a construction accident that left him paralyzed from the waist down.
But he didn’t give up on his dream. He became a wheelchair athlete and even completed in the 2014 Summer Games in Athens.
Griffin holds a Guinness Book of World Records and currently plays for the Utah Wheelin Jazz of the National Wheelchair Basketball Association (NWBA) and is a four-time All-Star MVP.
He says he has overcome life’s great challenges one step and a time. And, he inspires others to do the same.
Griffin has helped many clients overcome their fears and doubts that keep them virtually paralyzed and hinder them from making their dreams possible.
Now, he will inspire you to with his new book I’mPossible. Desire Dream Do.
Jeff Griffin remembers the heat of the day — and the hurt, when he hit the ground from 40 feet up. The fall shattered bones in his back and altered his life. It shattered his dream, too, which centered on playing receiver for BYU’s football team, shifting it to something much more basic: walking. He had no way of knowing at that time he would go on to become a world-class athlete, one of the best wheelchair basketball players on the planet, an eight-time All-Star and four-time MVP for the Wheelin’ Jazz.
In the moment, all he could feel was sweat on his face and pain everywhere else — except for his legs. Those he felt not at all. The first words out of his mouth, spoken to a buddy, were: “I think I’m paralyzed.”
He was right.