Ep. 49 – HK Derryberry & Jim Bradford; Cerebral Palsy, Blindness, & Friendship


18 years ago, Jim Bradford befriended a small boy with cerebral palsy. HK Derryberry had lost his vision and had several other physical disabilities when he was born premature as a result of a car crash that killed his mother. Being a preemie, blind, and prone to seizures would discourage most people, but HK is resilient and worked hard to earn his high school diploma.

HK says he loved that Jim is like a father to him and makes him feel normal. Jim loves that HK is always so positive.

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Advice from HK and Jim:

  • HK says a positive attitude is essential to accomplishing your goals.
  • Jim encourages everyone to approach people even if it’s awkward. If it’s awkward the first time, it won’t be the second time.

HK’s answers to the fun questions:

  • What are you loving right now? Doing motivational speaking and traveling with Jim
  • What’s your favorite food/meal/snack? The #1 from Chick-fil-A
  • What are you doing to take care of yourself? Walking and eating healthy

HK’s answers to the fun questions:

  • What are you loving right now? Speaking with HK
  • What’s your favorite food/meal/snack? Veggies and fresh food
  • What are you doing to take care of yourself? Moderate exercise
  • What are you doing to be brave? Speaking to surprising groups

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