Johnson shares his dramatic story of overcoming hardship and life-threatening injury to inspire others who face their own daily challenges to live life with a greater purpose.
Johnson is a former University of Tennessee defensive back who didn’t allow misfortune on the field to stop him from pursuing a life of purpose. The day of September 9, 2006, started with a normal college football game in Neyland Stadium. For Johnson, though, the game changed everything. A routine tackle turned into a career ending injury, and nothing has been normal for him ever since — a paralyzed right arm; not with daily pain; not with constant physical challenges.
You might think that to Johnson, already a survivor of an underprivileged past, this injury would have destroyed any motivation and crushed his spirit. But instead he harnessed his inner fortitude and transformed what could have been a tragedy into a success story, which he shares in his book, Inky: An Amazing Story of Faith and Perseverance.
Audiences are inspired by his relentless determination, which he imparts through his dramatic yet hope-filled story. His injury only served to amplify the inspirational life he’s been living all along. Whether the topic is leadership, teamwork or perseverance, his story affects people at the core level, empowers audiences to embrace the challenges of life, and gives them the inspiration to accomplish what they otherwise have thought to be impossible.