Mike McDonough (Otis, as he’s known to some) is one brave, audacious dude. He’s an assistant principal at Hilliard Darby High School in Hilliard, Ohio, which qualifies anyone for bravery in my book. But that’s not it.
Mike suffers from a life-long disorder that has recently forced him to have his leg amputated. But instead of giving in to depression or resigning himself to limping through life, Mike has devoted himself to LEAPing–both metaphorically and literally–with a new leg and new lease on life.
I’m honored and humbled how he’s integrating the LEAP principles of Extreme Leadership into every aspect of his very inspiring life.
“As crazy as it sounds,” Mike says, “I truly feel blessed with everything that has happened to me in my life, even what has happened to my leg, since it has made me realize the value of hard work and appreciate what I do have.
“Although I do not wish bad luck or injury to any of you, I do hope that when an obstacle or any type of adversity presents itself, you take it on and conquer it with hard work and a positive energy.”
Mike was recently fitted with a new prosthetic leg to supplement his already airborne mindset.
I, for one, can’t wait to see him LEAP with it.
And, more likely, get some from him.