Jothy lost his right leg to cancer when he was 16. Three years later, cancer forced the removal of part of his lungs. Rather than being held back by those losses, Jothy pushed harder, challenging everyone who thought he’d never ski downhill, compete in open-water swims or go waterskiing. And did we mention he earned a PhD in computer science, authored three technical books, and founded seven high-tech startups along the way?
In his memoir, Who Says I Can't, Jothy writes about overcoming life’s obstacles with courage and determination -- something he believes we all can do. “I think humans have it in them to deal with much more difficult, much tougher situations, than anyone really thinks before it happens,” he tells us.
Once you start reading, it’s tough to put down the book (a portion of book sales goes to The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute). Jothy is engaging, smart and inspiring. Don’t be surprised if his influence stays with you and you find yourself thinking, “Who says I can’t?” the next time you encounter one of life’s challenges. It’s the perfect mantra to chase away the negativity.