When Josh Sundquist was nine years old, he was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer and lost a leg. Since then, he's been cancer-free and able to live life to the fullest — not letting his amputation get in the way of anything.
He's an accomplished author, motivational speaker, YouTube personality, paralympic athlete and, oh yeah, an expert Halloween costume dresser-up-er.
That's right. For the past few years he's been coming up with brilliant Halloween costumes with the help of his assistant Lisa McLaughlin. Sundquist has dressed up as a half-eaten gingerbread man, an IHOP sign, leg lamp, foosball player and even a flamingo.
His motto: "When life gives you lemons, make Halloween costumes."
"I’ve always dealt with the social discomfort of my disability by having a sense of humor," Sundquist writes on his Halloween FAQ page.
"But I used to be much more self-conscious. In high school I wore a prosthesis all the time and didn’t want anyone to find out I was missing a leg..."
"...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."
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