2010-12-10 / Sports

Former Wrestler Inspires Students At Village Academy

Murphy signs autographs for the Village Academy students. Murphy signs autographs for the Village Academy students. Village Academy continues its tradition of respect, responsibility, and excellence. At Village Academy both students and their families receive ongoing academic, social and emotional support from a dedicated team of teachers for whom success is not an option it is a way of life. In keeping with this tradition of inspiring its students to be successful, former Penn State University wrestler Rohan Murphy came to visit Village Academy on November 17.

Rohan Murphy is an inspirational athlete who does not let any physical or mental limitations hold him back. This 26-year-old man of diversity was born with a birth defect that resulted in the amputation of both of his legs by the age of four.

Murphy does not use prosthetics, but gets around using his strong arms and a wheelchair. He was an outstanding high school wrestler and went on to wrestle at Penn State University. Murphy now works as a motivational speaker and he likes to visit schools where he can spread his message that hard work, dedication and discipline do pay off.

His life story inspires all children to live a purpose-driven life and to overcome all the challenges that life brings.

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