Sport: Quad Rugby

Information Specialist:
National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability. (NCHPAD)
Headquartered at Lakeshore Foundation
 Email:  bobl@lakeshore.org

 
Residence:
Hoover, Alabama

 

 

 

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 December 18, 2014
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Others would quit. He kept going...

In writing Bob’s unbelievable story, I grew more and more troubled. I kept returning to the mind-blowing fact that he was actually grateful for this childhood that stole his limbs, scarred his face and body, and branded him disabled; a term he rejects. 

He says it “was the best life he could ever ask for,” that “the pain and abuse and rejection was all necessary.” 

I couldn’t understand his acceptance and forgiveness. I called it denial. Why wasn’t he angry about it? I wanted to believe he was living a lie. 

He says he is able. How could this be? 

Bob Lujano refuses to succumb to tragedies or definitions. He is magnificently woven with strength and kindness. And his singular story proves that no arms and no legs is truly no problem. 

 

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About Bob:

Bob Lujano - Brief Bio:

Born in Wichita , Kansas , Bob graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a Bachelor of Arts in Pre-Law. He holds a Master of Science in Sports Management from the University of Tennessee . He is also a quadruple amputee.

On January 7, 1979 Bob lost his arms below the elbow and his legs above the knee, due to a rare blood disease called meningococcemia, which is a rare form of meningitis.

In his 11 years of playing Quadriplegic (“Quad”) Rugby, Bob has won five U.S. Quad Rugby National Championships with the Lakeshore Demolition of Birmingham, AL and has won two medals playing rugby for the U.S. Paralympic Wheelchair Rugby National Team.  He earned one silver medal at the 2002 World Wheelchair Rugby Championships, Gothenburg, Sweden and one bronze medal at the 2004 Paralympic Games, Athens, Greece.

       
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In the summer of 2005, moviegoers got to know Bob as one of the hard charging Quad Rugby players who were profiled in the critically-acclaimed documentary MURDERBALL. The film chronicled the team’s quest for gold at the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens , Greece . The U.S. team took home the bronze.

Bob currently works at the Lakeshore Foundation, an official U.S. Olympic and Paralympic training site, as
a Recreation Specialist.

Through his success on the rugby court and in the work place, Bob is helping U.S. Paralympics® founding sponsor, The Hartford, positively change public attitudes and perceptions about disability.

 

 


Concerning the Movie "MurderBall" in which Bob Co-starred:

"Seek first the kingdom of God and all his righteousness will be added unto you" (Matt 6:33)  "No arms, no legs, no problem!"

Would you like Bob Lujano to speak at your function?  Bob is a motivational and very inspirational speaker.  He is available to speak at corporate events as well as conferences, schools and churches. Please contact him for full details.  
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