A pain pill deficiency wasn’t the cause of me suffering for over a year.
Being denied medical imaging of my brain upon request as a paying customer of health insurance almost cost me my life.
Being judged by my cover almost killed me and I won’t sit by and let others go without a voice and feel as suppressed as I did.
This photo is from after waking up from a 6 hour brain surgery resulting in 4 titanium screws in my skull along with 75 staples and 16 stitches.
This moment was a profound life-altering moment that changed the course of my life in more ways than anyone could have fathomed.
I got back to riding my BMX bike at an elite level while continuing to make a name for myself around the world and continued to live my dream.
2 more brain tumor diagnoses, an ACL reconstructive surgery, and my best year competing later, I decided to make a choice to walk away from my dream to pursue a new dream of coming a worldwide name as a speaker inspiring new perspectives in others that lead to new actions and choices, an author, and someone dedicated to making an impact in society built on a higher purpose than self.
Self, me (Josh Perry), was focused on escaping a plethora of pain as a child and teenager on a mission to prove others wrong by succeeding at something not many other than my parents and brother really believed in me to accomplish.
Self, was living in stress and becoming more and more selfish (focused on myself to survive and succeed). After almost loosing my life more than once, self turned to purpose to serve and support others.
That’s where I am now, joining my path from self to purpose.
Taking massive risks in all areas of my like to be seen as who I truly am and have been suppressing over the years out of deep rooted insecurities.
I’ve learned those past beliefs don’t serve me or my mission to serve others.
You don’t need such a wake up call as I’ve experienced multiple times to make a change in your life to be more fulfilled, healthy and happy.
You can choose to change in a state of joy and inspiration or pain and suffering, but I can tell you making the choice to change from inspiration and joy is much more pleasant.
Josh P. 💚🧠✌️