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70. Eric LeGrand - Becoming An Adversity Warrior
Episode 7012th July 2019 • University of Adversity • Lance W Essihos
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In this episode, Lance and Eric LeGrand discuss how his paralysis only made him stronger and how it showed him his real purpose in life.

Eric LeGrand is a former American football defensive tackle who played college football at Rutgers. He became paralyzed while making a tackle in an October 2010 game.  While the initial prognosis was grim, he demonstrated his strength by shattering all expectations in his recovery and rehabilitation. In 2017, LeGrand was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame as the third recipient of the Warrior Award, given to individuals who exhibited unwavering strength and perseverance, and who lives life with the courage and compassion that embodies the indomitable spirit of Ultimate Warrior.

Eric turned what could have been a negative situation into a strong inspirational missions in order to impact people at a large scale. He is now a keynote speaker, broadcaster, author, and Founder of Team LeGrand. He is an inspiration that all of us has the strength to overcome any adversity life will throw at us. 

Eric tells listeners: “Don't be afraid to ask for help if you need it."


  • The inner strength you possess when facing adversity
  • The importance of being vulnerable
  • How a great support system can help you cope with adversity

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Learn how to overcome failure and tragedy, while becoming your best self with the University of Adversity podcast. Join your host Lance Essihos as he interviews successful individuals that have fought the hard battles to overcome life’s obstacles. Lance started the University of Adversity podcast after overcoming his own adversities shared in episode 01. 

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