World record holder, Todd Huston, speaks for chapel

Todd Huston doesn’t let a little thing like death or an amputated limb get in the way of fulfilling dreams. On Feb. 16, Huston will speak at Union College’s chapel service about his experience overcoming challenges.

As a young teenager, a boating accident resulted in Huston losing one leg and medically dying twice. Medical personnel resuscitated him each time. Now as an adult, Huston has climbed the highest elevations in all 50 states and remains the only disabled athlete to hold a world record in an able-bodied sport. He has been featured in publications around the world, including Sports Illustrated and the Wall Street Journal and was interviewed by networks such as CNN and ABC. Huston has also received numerous awards including the American Red Cross’s Everyday Hero Award.

A highly sought after speaker, Huston offered to waive his customary fee for Union College during a conversation with Rich Carlson, vice president for spiritual life. Logan Stout, a senior religion major from Montana who plans chapel services, is excited about Huston’s visit.

“Even though we always have good speakers at chapel,” said Stout, “it will be good for the school and the students to have a big name speaker at such an ordinary event.”

Huston will be coming to speak specifically for Union College students, but community members are welcome to attend. Seating is free but limited. College View Church will seat 1,200 on a first come, first serve basis. For more information on the speaker, visit Questions about the event can be directed to the Union College Campus Ministries at 402.486.2508.