Steve Bottrill-SOAR: Written By David Carruthers
Just imagine being left for dead. Time was running out and to top it off, doctors were going to cut you open to get your organs as you were on the organ donor list. Fortunately for Steve, he could hear what was going on, but he couldn't verbalize what was running around his mind. You see, he was involved in a horrific car crash earlier that night. Thankfully, he shed a tear and the medical team took notice, just as his mind went black. When he woke up, things were foreign to him and the last memory he remembered was going to see his fiancé when this real life nightmare began. It was definitely a looooooong road to recovery for any person, but if anyone could do it, Steve Bottrill was the man for the job.
Funny, I didn't know Steve before or after the accident, until many years later. I was one of the fortunate people to hear him speak at a Momondays presentation in London, Ontario before Covid-19 came to town and halted everything in its way. If you've never been to a Momondays' event, I highly recommend going to one in your area, as it's an unbelievable opportunity to hear truly amazing people tell their inspirational stories. Hearing him tell his life changing story live was absolutely beyond amazing. I did have a little sneak peek into the behind-the-scenes world of Steve Bottrill before that magical evening, as we had spoken several times on the phone previously. He had mentioned his love of the mystical phoenix, as he felt it symbolized how he had risen above the ashes, the negativity all around him. Before Steve went back to Chatham that night, he gave me a copy of his wonderful book, "Overcoming Impossible Odds-The Steve Bottrill Story". I thanked him and then I headed for home. I couldn't wait to read this phenomenal man's amazing story and how he soared beyond the impossible.
Over the next several weeks, I read his book a couple of times. Not only was it well written, it was truly an unbelievable story of how someone can overcome huge roadblocks, if they just believe in themself 1000000%. As I write this, I still can't believe what he had been through since the devastating car crash that changed him forever. He was and is a living testament to never giving up in life. His incredible faith and unbelievable perseverance just goes to show you that nothing can stop the human spirit. I look forward to hearing him speak again as I know his words will inspire me and countless others to go over the impossible. Steve's inner phoenix shines brighter than the Sun and he has shown me that when you help others to fly, you'll SOAR!
"Help others in life to soar high every day and your inner phoenix will carry negativity away." David Carruthers