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Episode 36 – From Stunt Performer to Spinal Injury Ambassador | Jonathan Goodwin

Published: Thursday February 29, 2024

Pushing Forward with Alycia | A Disability Podcast

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Welcome Jonathan Goodwin

In this moving episode of “Pushing Forward with Alycia,” Alycia Anderson welcomes Jonathan Goodwin, a retired stunt performer whose life took a dramatic turn following a near-fatal accident on the set of “America’s Got Talent Extreme.” Known for his death-defying stunts and escapology, Jonathan’s world was transformed in an instant, leading him down a path of unimaginable challenges.

Join Alycia Anderson as she delves into Jonathan’s journey from the dazzling heights of global stages to the profound depths of personal rebuilding. Discover how he’s navigated the transition from performing breathtaking feats to embracing his new role as a role model, keynote speaker, and ambassador for the Spinal Injury Association (SIA). Jonathan’s story is not just one of survival but of thriving against the odds, fueled by an indomitable spirit and a renewed purpose.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

🎭 Jonathan’s origins in magic and escapology, inspired by the legendary Houdini.

🚑 The harrowing details of the stunt that changed his life, leading to a complete spinal injury.

🔄 How Jonathan’s stoic philosophy and background in magic prepared him for a life-altering challenge.

🧠 Insights into Jonathan’s work as a hypnotherapist, using his deep understanding of the mind to empower others.

🚀 His advocacy work with the SIA, providing invaluable support and information to those newly navigating spinal injuries.

📝 Jonathan’s creative ventures into screenwriting and his vision for the future.

Dive into Jonathan’s relentless pursuit of new beginnings on “Pushing Forward with Alycia.”

Jonathan’s Pushing Forward Moment:

Say yes to opportunities, then figure out how to do it. It’s the yes that opens doors to possibilities.

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