Alvin Law is an attitude expert and keynote speaker who overcame a serious birth defect to lead a fulfilling life through perseverance and determination to overcome adversity.
In the early 1960’s, over 13,000 babies around the world were born with serious birth defects as a direct result of Thalidomide – a drug that was prescribed to relieve morning sickness in pregnant women. Alvin was one of them – in his case, just a couple of the tiny pills were enough to cause him to be born without arms.
At a time when disabilities were less understood than in today’s time, those around him thought the life that lay before Alvin would be one of prejudice, abjection and suffering. However, Alvin didn’t give up, and thanks to his courage and the caring and nurturing hand of his adoptive parents, Alvin has gone on to become one of the most impressive motivational speakers in the world.
Without arms, Alvin had to learn to use his feet to write, draw and paint; he attended even mainstreams schools in a time when most disabled children were confined to institutions, but he didn’t let this stop him from pursuing his dream of education, he graduated from University with honours. Later on in life he went on to work in a variety of positions before finding his one true calling as a motivational speaker.
Alvin has taken his story around the world, educating others on the importance of perseverance and determination when faced with adversity, quite simply – no task is too great. He is a trained broadcaster, fundraiser and musician. He has also worked for non-profit groups, in advertising and public relations, the civil service, and has even run for public office.
If that wasn’t enough, Alvin has dedicated his life to raising money for charity. Over the course of twenty years, he has raised not just millions, but hundreds of millions for a variety of charities. Alvin has also dabbled in acting, been the core focus of two award-winning documentaries, formed his very own company, learnt to drive a car and earned over one million air miles with Air Canada.
His life’s experience has shown Alvin that hard work, determination and positivity can help those even in the direst of circumstances, achieve their dreams. His work as a motivational speaker is genuinely inspiring, filled with personal insights and anecdotes his presentations tell the true story of his rise from hardship to the heights of global success.
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