Biography of Al Foxx
Author – Speaker – Humorist
“Winners focus on what they have, not what they don’t have.”
|Fast cars and motor-cycles seemed more fascinating to Al Foxx than chalk boards and text books, so he went to work as a hot tar roofer. He earned enough money for his hobbies of backpacking, skiing, and driving his Camaro. He had two loves: Cheryl, his fiance, and his fancy motorcycle.One evening in May of 1980, a few days before his 19th birthday, Al was late for a concert and sped off on his motorcycle. He never saw the pickup truck that pulled out in front of him.The devastating crash and loss of blood left the doctors at Harborview Hospital with no option but to tell his mother that he probably would not live. When he finally woke from a coma, doctors told his family that Al would be totally different not speaking, walking, working or driving.They didn’t know Al Foxx.||A strict rehabilitation schedule wasn’t enough. After learning to point out letters on an alphabet board, babble out words that sounded more like a seal than a human, he progressed from bed to wheelchair to walkers to a quad cane. This is when he began college. Although the seven years it took him to get his AA degree proved that brain damage and school don’t always mix, the years also proved that we can do more if we focus more on our goals than our obstacles. He was also told he would never drive again. (You’ll have to hear Al tell this story.)Today, Al Foxx remains partially paralyzed as he travels around the country as a professional speaker. He hobbles to the mike and tells his sometimes humorous, sometimes serious story of being happy, successful—and disabled.Using his speaking skills and gift for comedy, that have earned him regular starring roles in comedy clubs and business meetings, he weaves together his experiences, bringing laughter (sometimes tears) and hope to audiences of all ages and backgrounds.|| AL FOXX is the founder and president of Winners Don’t Quit Association, located near Seattle.He was first place winner of Giggles Comedy Club 2000 Laff-off in Seattle and he has been the opening act for many national headliners. His comedy has been featured in Seattle newspapers and on popular radio stations.His encouraging autobiography No Limits tells how he took his limits off and inspires readers to take the limits off their own lives. Al has given keynote speeches around the country for such clients as
His most popular topics are Winners Don’t Quit (motivational and inspirational) and Delighting in Differences (on communicating with people who have disabilities). Lot’s of appropriate and relevant humor accompany both of these talks.