Todays episode is all about pulling each other forward in life and the lasting impact you can have by simply lifting those around you. I truly believe that your words and your actions have the ability to change the world. They have the ability to create a lasting impact in a persons life… So being intentional and thoughtful with your words and actions is so important.
Today my guests are Dave Clark and Doug Cornfield. While in the 3rd grade, Dave Clark’s gym teacher’s actions and words would forever positively impact and shape Dave’s life. As an infant, Dave contracted polio that stunted his growth and left him without the full use of his legs. But despite that, and perhaps because of it, he was driven to excel in physical competition against so-called able-bodied people. He pursued his dreams and became a professional baseball player playing in the minors. He was the only professional baseball player to pitch from crutches. He has also coached in the majors, was a scout for the Baltimore Orioles and a radio analyst for the Florida Everblades.
Doug Cornfield connected with Dave Clark after his son was born with neither arm developed and one leg shorter than the other. Doug convinced Dave to partner and promote his amazing life’s story.
They’ve since launched the Dave Clark Foundation which hosts the D3 Event. The D3 event happens through out the year and is a pro style practice with professional players at stadiums across the country where participants have the opportunity to hit, throw, catch and run the bases with instruction from the best regardless of anyone's limitations.
In addition they are the author of A Pound of Kindness a children's book that captures the childhood of Dave Clark, the only professional baseball player to pitch from crutches.
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