This episode is about Brad Minns and his inspirational story about never giving up. Â Â Brad Â was formerly USAâs number one deaf tennis player. Â Brad will share with the audience how he had to overcome remarkable odds after losing his hearing at the age of 3. Â This show is about overcoming adversity and using that adversity to make a difference in other peopleâs lives.
At the age of three Brad lost his hearing when he contracted a deadly fever. Rather thansend him to special schools, his parents made sure Brad knew how to read lips and had him fitted with hearing aids.
He began playing sports and found that he had an interest in tennis. He went on to become one of the top junior players in his age division and received a scholarship at the University of Toledo as a walk on.
After college he went on to become the USAâs number one deaf tennis player and won numerous World Deaf Championships.
Not being content with just playing professional tennis at the World level, he began using his bodybuilding in earnest. In 1995 he won the P.A.S./ Experimental and Applied Sciences nutritional supplement transformation contest now known as Body-for-Life and became their second national spokesperson.
Brad has always met his goals and is now determined to teach others how to go for their dreams and goals. Today, Brad lives with his wife Ginny in Orlando, FL and works as a tennis professional and personal trainer. He speaks at FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) groups where he shares his testimony of living a life for Christ.