Arash Bayatmakou

Biography

Arash is an entrepreneur, athlete, motivational speaker, and writer with an award-winning blog detailing his continuing recovery from a traumatic spinal cord injury he suffered in 2012. Featured in Forbes, Al Jazeera, ABC News, and TEDx, he has shared his inspirational story with a number of audiences including Silicon Valley CEOs, universities, corporate executives, and conferences. He collaborates regularly with companies developing exo-skeleton robotic suits that aim to replace wheelchairs and allow paralyzed people to walk.

In 2015, he co-founded No Limits Collaborative, a non-profit aimed at helping people with neurological conditions to access exercise, physical therapy and improved quality of life and he completed a 5-mile swim around a lake to raise money for his charity.

Arash has also established a regularly occurring standup comedy show that raises funds for people with spinal cord injuries. A Bay Area native, Arash credits his California upbringing for his love of the outdoors and nature, activities he still cherishes as he continues to travel, explore and enjoy new experiences.

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Books

Little Big Steps - A Life-Changing Injury and the Inspirational Journey to Overcome the Odds
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 69,040. Language: American English. Published: October 10, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
After living a healthy, rewarding and exciting life, I wake up in a hospital bed unable to move. The neurosurgeon says I won’t regain any function in my body and I won't improve. I'm sent home and told to adapt to my new life. This is my story of challenging the dire prognoses, committing myself to getting back on my feet, and overcoming immense challenges to achieve the seemingly impossible.

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