A Hero Among Us
Jothy Rosenberg, is a two-time cancer survivor and 43-year amputee. He lost his leg to bone cancer at age 16, then cancer metastasized, and he had to have a lung removed at 19 when he was told he had zero percent chance of surviving. But he conquered it all.
Rosenberg went on to earn a Ph.D. in computer science, was a serial entrepreneur starting nine high-tech startups, and has authored three technical books, as well as ‘Who Says I Can’t,’ his inspirational memoir. Rosenberg cannot count how many times people were certain he couldn’t do something he went on to do.
Rosenberg founded The Who Says I Can’t Foundation which aims to help those knocked down by life get back into it through sports. The charity addresses the psychological and physical impacts of having a disability by focusing on the restoration of self-esteem. He learned to never say Can’t and to adapt to and work hard at whatever he wanted to accomplish.
He is an amputee athlete in skiing, biking, and open-water swimming, but also an incredible hero to every person he and the Foundation have helped get their lives back.