There are a couple of scenarios on how people deal with life-changing illnesses. They can either slip into deep depression, become numb to the world surrounding and give up completely, or they can make the best of what life gives, creating even a better living than before.
Josh Sundquist was diagnosed with cancer when he was nine years old and was told he had a 50% chance of surviving. Despite undergoing chemotherapy, he is now a leg amputee, but by thirteen he was cancer-free, and by sixteen, he was ski-racing. Now, Sundquist is a motivational speaker that’s become famous on social media for his witty, amputation-incorporating Halloween costume ideas.
“I’ve always dealt with the social discomfort of being an amputee by having a sense of humor,” Sundquist explains. “But now I’m more comfortable with who I am and what I look like, and I guess with these Halloween costumes you could even say that I celebrate what makes me different. Which may be either weird or refreshing, depending on your perspective.” Though Josh usually wears a prosthetic leg, he chooses to leave it behind when creating his costumes. He explains the inspiration for the best Halloween costumes below: