Josh Sundquist heard his cancer diagnosis when he was only nine years old. The doctors said that Josh was flipping a coin for his life – the boy’s survival chance was about 50%. He lost his left leg, despite chemotherapy, but by thirteen he was 100% cancer-free. By sixteen, he was ski-racing, and Sundquist even went on to represent the U.S. in the 2006 Paralympics in Torino, Italy. Now, Sundquist is a motivational speaker who’s become famous on social media for his clever and inventive, amputation-incorporating Halloween costumes.
“I’ve always dealt with the social discomfort of my disability by having a sense of humor,” Sundquist said. “But now I’m more comfortable with who I am and what I look like, and I guess with these Halloween costumes you could even say that I celebrate what makes me different. Which may be either weird or refreshing, depending on your perspective.” Year after year, he outdoes himself, and 2017 is no different. Scroll down to check out what this cool guy came up with this time!
Josh Sundquist lost his leg to cancer when he was just 9 years old
“I’ve always dealt with the social discomfort of my disability by having a sense of humor, and with these Halloween costumes I celebrate what makes me different”
2010: “From Shrek. Not the gumdrop buttons!”
2012: “My wife Ashley suggested this idea, a reference to the movie ‘A Christmas Story’”
2013: “I was just at the zoo one time and I noticed that flamingos look like me doing a crutch handstand. So yeah”
2014: “A YouTube subscriber suggested it to me at VidCon. I thought it was appropriate since last year I was also named to the US Amputee World Cup Team”
2015: “It’s a classic amputee joke. This year I decided to anthropomorphize it”
“If my career as a motivational speaker doesn’t work out, I could probably get a job at IHOP”
2016: “Lumiere—He’s Disney’s most famous monopod”
2017: “Here’s my Halloween costume! Tigger!”