Triple amputee returning to area to speak


The public is invited to hear the story of Bob Mortimer and his victory over tragedy at 10 a.m. Sunday at Cornerstone Community Church, 1088 Sarasota Drive, Seymour.

He is a triple amputee who overcame a tragic, life-changing decision that cost him both legs and one arm. After six months in a Seattle burn unit, he needed hope and courage. He found them both in Jesus.

Mortimer took those hard experiences and turned them into a lifestyle that has impacted hundreds of thousands of young people around the United States and throughout the world.

Mortimer is the guest of Seymour-based Community Outreach for Youth and its 2022 COFY Hope and Courage tour, which runs Monday through Friday.

He will be speaking in schools in eastern Kentucky and the Seymour area, delivering the COFY Challenge to students to make good choices in life and inspire them through his account of his cycling across America. He did this feat twice on his special cycle powered only by his right arm after the age of 50.

Since 1996, COFY has been inspiring and challenging young people to make good life choices through the medium of school assemblies and concerts.

To date, more than 249,000 students have experienced the COFY Challenge in public schools and concerts.

Sunday morning’s event will include the worship sound of the Cornerstone praise band.

For information, contact COFY President Tim Goodpaster at 812-498-0249.

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