From the Author
"This book means a lot to me. It took years to write, but I'm so happy I did. Sharing my story as a motivational speaker is a great outlet to help people and so is the addition of a book. By sharing my experiences, I hope that each reader can take at least one thing away and use it to make a positive change in their life."
About the Author
John Tartaglio is a professional motivational speaker who has traveled across the nation telling his story. His mission is to inspire people to pursue what they value and, in doing so, allow them to see that they can achieve anything they want. Only five years after being told that he would never walk again, in November 2009 John became the first person with no legs ever to run a marathon. John, a 2009 graduate of Fairfield University, will be an MBA graduate from the University of Connecticut in 2014. He loves competing in triathlons, road races, and cycling events and spending time with his wife and daughter along with other family and friends.
Andrew Chapin always dreamed of being a published author, working tirelessly to hone his craft and realize this goal. In 2010, John Tartaglio offered him the break he was looking for-a chance to develop a book about John's life, an idea that eventually spawned FROM TRAGEDY TO TRIUMPH. Andrew, who majored in English and graduated from Fairfield University in 2009, recently completed his MS in adolescent English education at Iona College. He currently teaches middle school English at Thornton-Donovan School in New Rochelle, NY. Thankful for the family and friends who have enabled him to pursue his passion, Andrew looks forward to the boundless possibilities that lie ahead.