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309 | "Netflix Stardom: Defying the Odds" with Dave Stevens from The Saint of Second Chances
Episode 30910th January 2024 • Failing to Success • Chad Kaleky
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🗸 Embrace challenges and redefine norms in sports and life, as demonstrated by Dave Stevens' journey in playing sports without legs.

🗸 Achieve your dreams regardless of obstacles; Dave Stevens' story exemplifies perseverance and success against all odds.

🗸 Transform adversity into opportunity; learn from Dave Stevens' approach to life and career, inspiring others with or without disabilities.

Episode Summary:

Dave Stevens, an inspiring figure who was born without legs in 1966 and put up for adoption. Despite this, he grew up playing sports on his arms, leading to significant TV attention and a college football scholarship. Stevens' remarkable journey didn't stop there. He worked at ESPN for 20 years, winning seven Emmys, and played minor league baseball, a story now captured in the Netflix movie "The Saint of Second Chances." He currently teaches TV and media at Quinnipiac University and runs sports camps and clinics for children with disabilities. His life story challenges societal norms and showcases the power of determination and resilience.

Chapters:

00:00 Intro

00:36 Dave Stevens' Inspiring Story

01:55 Challenging the Norms: Playing Sports Without Legs

03:08 Dave's Philosophy and Advice for Achieving Dreams

04:13 Reflections: Message to Younger Self

05:00 The Netflix Opportunity: The Saint of Second Chances

06:22 Impact of the Movie and Future Goals

07:32 Reaching Out: Speaking Engagements and D3 Team

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