About Me



Daniel R. Davison, “the most inspiring man on the planet”™, is a quad amputee who achieves what most able-bodied people never do. Dan is a survivor of severe frost bite, severe child abuse, the drug environment, and an organized crime environment. His success in the face of this adversity can be attributed to his achievements as a musician, and a sailor ranked with a team as 11th in the nation. He competed in World Cups, the American Cups, and was a competitor in Paralympic trials. His sheer determination led him to take up horseback riding, and even skydiving. Since his recovery from severe frost bite, Dan has been featured world wide via CNN in more than 27 countries, ABC, NBC, CBS, and Fox News. National radio programs and newspapers have carried his success story nationwide. He has spoken to over a hundred thousand students. Dan’s story is also featured in the best selling, “Wake Up, Live the Life You Love”, series, “Living in Abundance”. He founded S.H.A.R.E., The Society for Handicapped Achievement Rehabilitation and Empowerment, a non-profit organization providing sailing experiences for disabled people. His unique quality as a speaker of excellence, focuses on empowering students to achieve their dreams.

3 Responses to “About Me”

  • Taylor Westmorland:

    Hi, my name is Taylor. I was at the school you visited today. If you don’t read this comment today…then the school i am referring to is Mendenhall High School. I just wanted to say that you are amazing! It is just mind-blowing, how you went through ALLLL that you went through and were able to come out of it a happy person!! You are very inspiring!!

    -Taylor Westmorland

  • Jake Burgess, daytona area:

    ive seen your speech 3 times, twice at community learning center east, once at creekside middle school, its benn 3 years i believe since i heard your speech and it still echo’s in my head.. il always remember seeing and hearing you

  • Shauna Call:

    I spoke with you at Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, NC I asked you if you were happy that you went through frost bite and you said yes. I think that is amazing and wanted to say that even though something like a huge tragedy happens in life you can still make it through it, That something good can come from something bad its your decision. I heard one time that it’s not what your doing, saying, where your at in life that makes a person happy/unhappy it’s what you think about, Like when you said if you think about doing drugs wondering what it would be like thats what your going to do. I like thinking positive. Even though I don’t do drugs I still have had a hard life growing up and never really got any where but if you want your life to change you have to make it change no one can do that for you and I did, I’m living life to the fullest and making great changes in my life that are actually taking me places. I love that your a motivational speaker and I also one day would love to talk to people about my story. Even if I just change one persons life that would mean the world to me. Thank you!

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