David has a passion to inspire/motivate people to live life to the fullest and to follow their dreams no matter the circumstances. He enjoys demonstrating the power of perception. Despite not having hands or legs, he can show that it is possible for anyone to live a positive, fun and meaningful life if they possess the willingness to do so!
David Powell’s inspirational journey began at birth being born without hands and malformed legs. These were challenges that have never slowed him down. David was born in New Orleans, LA and as a child he got around in an electric wheelchair using his feet as his hands. After the separation of his parents, David relocated to Dallas, TX. He then became a patient at Scottish Rite Hospital for children and started walking with the help of prosthetics. With his feet no longer available, he once again adapted and learned to do everything he did with his feet, with his arms. As a freshman in high school, David lost his mother to a drug overdose, leaving him devastated. A few years later he fell into a dark hole of drug addiction and alcoholism until the age of 29. Over time, and after a move to Salina, KS, David once again beat the odds and overcame those struggles. He is now fulfilling one of his lifetime dreams of becoming a motivational speaker to help people though helpful messages on life and its perspectives.
David will come to your school, business or facility to illustrate, through his life experiences, the individual power that each person possesses. He can demonstrate to your audience that their passions and willingness to fulfill them are unstoppable. David is living proof that anything can be achieved with the correct mindset.