D140 Middle Schools Welcome Brad Hurtig

brad hurtig greeting students

On Tuesday, May 21st, both District 140 middle schools hosted motivational speaker Brad Hurtig at a student assembly.

Mr. Hurtig overcame many obstacles in his life. He spoke to students about hard work, determination, and always being willing to find a way, no matter what challenges they may face in the future.

brad hurtig with two prairie view students

His Story ...
Brad Hurtig was a student-athlete in a small town in Northwest Ohio. Only days after finishing his sophomore year of high school, a devastating accident resulted in the amputation of both of Brad’s hands. Through hard work and determination Brad soon rejoined his high school football team. In his senior year, Brad led his team defense, recording 111 tackles and received all-state honors all while playing with no hands. Brad’s inspirational story of triumph quickly captured national headlines.

Brad’s story has been featured by media outlets including ESPN and The New York Times. Most recently, he was featured as a TEDx speaker. Now Brad travels the country sharing his message of Find A Way.