Dave Stevens, "The Only Legless Athlete to Play for NCAA, CFB, and MILB in Sports History," Shares his Resilience Over Being Born Without Legs on 'Keep Smiling' on AMPlified Radio Show
May 06, 2022 at 23:11
Dave Stevens, Emmy-winning broadcaster, motivational speaker, and athlete, shares his story of being born as a bi-lateral amputee (born legless) and given up for adoption. He will share his story via VoiceAmerica Influencer's Channel on AMPlified Radio Show with host Dr. Ken Rochon, aka Dr. Smiley, and executive producer Dr. Andrea Adams-Miller.
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A loving family adopted Dave Stevens in Phoenix, Az, and encouraged his pursuits of regular sports. He played football, baseball, and wrestling. He was so valuable that he set three Arizona state high school records. These records were: most wrestling takedowns, most career baseball walks (132), and the season record for walks (44). Due to his dedication to excel, his alma mater renamed their Most Valuable Player award the "Dave Stevens Hustle Award."
Winning awards seems to be in alignment with Stevens' winning attitude. Stevens has proudly showcased the seven (7) National Sports Emmys awarded him during his ESPN broadcasting career. He covered fourteen (14) Super Bowls, three (3) World Series, three (3) NCAA Final Fours, and various other historic sporting events.
Stevens met The Keep Smiling Movement's Executive Director, Dr. Andrea Adams-Miller, during the Celebrity Softball Game in Arlington, TX in 2021. The www.CelebritySoftballClassic.org is an incredible co-ed event. This annual event attracts professional athletes, musicians, film and television actors, reality television stars, celebrity veterans, and fitness models to compete in a softball game to raise money for veterans' services.
While photographing players with a 'Keep Smiling' card, Adams-Miller noticed Stevens looked unwell and intervened to secure his health. It was a hot day, so some food and water put Stevens quickly back in commission. Her timely intervention caused them to become fast friends.
Stevens has been featured on: "That's Incredible" CBS Morning News; The Today Show; Good Morning America; This Week in Baseball; Baseball Tonight; Extra; USA Today; That's Incredible Reunion Sports Illustrated; Baseball America; The National Enquirer; Star Magazine; People; ESPN's SportsCenter, and hundreds of other radio shows, podcasts, news, and sports periodicals.
AMPlified Radio Show influences and inspires speakers, authors, and leaders to share how they make a positive impact on the world. The vision is to amplify good causes, good messages, and good people through connection and community.
Host Dr. Rochon, and executive producer Dr. Andrea Adams-Miller, examine the struggles leaders encountered and overcame to impact the world successfully and positively. By example, they show how to be more effective in publicity, publishing, marketing, and social media techniques to gain more exposure and awareness, leading to leads and conversion.
Dr. Ken Rochon believes, "Everyone has a message that needs to be heard. AMPlified Radio Show amplifies those messages through Influence, Connections, Guerilla Marketing, Networking, Photography, Social Media, Strategic Alliances, Branding, and Technology."
During the broadcast live every Monday, Dr. Ken Rochon, aka Dr. Smiley, also co-founder, and Dr. Andrea Adams-Miller, also executive director of The Keep Smiling Movement, showcase their guests' stories of resilience. As leaders of The Keep Smiling Movement, a 501(c)3 mental and dental health organization, they are on a mission to save lives with SMILES by creating a DOSE of HOPE to be resilient no matter the challenge.
With a dedication to smiles, the movement's unique book series includes the Keep Smiling photojournalism books, the Dose of Hope storybooks, and Hope is Dope storybooks. These books are a treasure to behold and have some of the most well-known names, thought leaders, and innovators of our time while co-mingling with heart-centered entrepreneurs who share their stories of resilience.
The Keep Smiling Movement mission supports others with challenges by uplifting their spirits with Keep Smiling cards, showing others how to be resilient in times of strive with their storybooks, and helping others find the help they need with referral services for dental, mental, and other challenges. For a free sample of their Keep Smiling e-photobook series and to donate to the organization, visit: www.TheKeepSmilingMovement.com.
Dr. Ken Rochon, aka Dr. Smiley, www.TheUmbrellaSyndicate.com, is a keynote speaker, professional celebrity event photographer, and Perfect Publishing book publisher of 300+ books. As a publisher and an author of over 30 books, he desires everyone to leave a legacy for others to learn the wisdom of the life they lead.
Dr. Andrea Adams-Miller, the executive producer, is an international keynote speaker, publicist, and sponsorship acquisitionist at www.TheREDCarpetConnection. She makes dreams come true for visionaries bigger than they ever dared to dream possible through connections, press releases, being a personal publicist, speaking, radio shows, television, book publishing, and more. She has shared the stage with Anthony Hopkins, Brian Tracy, Les Brown, and more.
For show questions or interest in advertising or sponsorship, don't hesitate to contact AMPlified Radio Show's Executive Producer, Dr. Andrea Adams-Miller, at 419-722-6931 or AndreaAdamsMiller@TheREDCarpetConnection.com.
For inquiries on The Keep Smiling Movement or Dr. Smiley, please contact the Executive Director, Dr. Andrea Adams-Miller, Andrea@TheKeepSmilingMovement.com, 419-722-6931.
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