Shay Eskew is an extreme sports competitor, inspirational speaker and author based in Nashville, Tennessee. Shay’s story started on August 4 1982 when he was eight years old and an accident left him with burns on 65% of his body. Over the last 36 years he has endured over 35 surgeries and, despite being told he’d never play sports again, he is a four-time IRONMAN, a four-time member of Team USA, and is ranked in the top 1 percent of Ironmen 70.3 athletes worldwide. His mantra has always been to not merely be a “finisher,” but to be a “competitor.”
Shay also has a successful business career and wrote his first book ‘What the Fire Ignited: How Life’s Worst Helped Me Achieve My Best’ about the trials and tribulations he faced while recovering from his burns and reclaiming his life as an athlete. He hopes his story will help anyone struggling with life realise the greatest tragedies are often our greatest blessings if we have the faith to stay the course and that there is comfort in knowing others have been there and survived and thrived.
You can find out more about Shay’s on his website at www.shayeskew.com
His book is available through Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/What-Fire-Ignited-Helped-Achieve/dp/1642250279