VINCENNES, Ind. - There are few boundaries to what individuals can accomplish - even being born with no arms and no legs! Such is the case with Brett Eastburn. Born in 1971 with a congenital birth defect known as Quad-membral Limbs Deficiency, Eastburn believes that he was also born with no handicaps and considers his body a very special gift to be used to inspire others.
Eastburn will bring his inspirational message to Vincennes University on March 22, 11 a.m. (EST), at the Red Skelton Performing Arts Center. The public is welcome to attend and admission is free.
In recognition of March being Indiana Disability Awareness Month, this event is being sponsored by VU’s Students Transition into Educational Programs (STEP) and the Office of Disability Services, in collaboration with COPE and the Education Department.
Brett was born in 1971 with a congenital birth defect known as Quad-membral Limbs Deficiency. He has no arms and no legs.
While in school Brett played baseball, football, and basketball. He also became an accomplished swimmer. In junior high he became a member of the wrestling team. In high school he wrestled on the varsity team. In the 1988 wrestling competition under the AAU Brett placed 4th in the nation.
During Brett's senior year he was made one of the team captains. After graduating he became a green belt in the martial arts. Brett is also an accomplished artist with national recognition. During his senior year he began speaking professionally on subjects such as self-improvement. Brett has travelled throughout the world giving his speeches.
Brett and his service dog Murray are the frequent subjects of news articles and TV interviews that deal with great success stories.
Brett is currently working full-time as a motivational and inspirational speaker. He is also a certified substitute teacher in his home town area.