After a successful career as an attorney and business executive, Jason Romero hit rock bottom when he found himself divorced, unemployed, and in a deep depression after a degenerative eye condition rendered him blind with limited light perception.
Feeling a calling to run across America, he took on the challenge of a lifetime to prepare for, and ultimately run, over 3,000 miles from California to New York in less than sixty days to log the seventh fastest foot crossing in the history of the world.
This is a story of success and failure, healing and hurting, and loss and love. It is a tale of choosing to live life despite having a difficult challenge.
What people are saying about Jason Romero:
“His story is not only personally moving but is full of great lessons for all management teams.” — Stewart Glendinning (CEO, Molson Coors International)
“As the first blind person to run from California to New York, Jason has quite the story to tell, and he does so eloquently and passionately....” — Jim Browning (COO, Goodwill Industries)
“Jason motivated me and the audience to reach deep within ourselves to ‘go the extra mile’ and to improve our lives and the lives of others.” — Mark Lucas (CEO, US Association of Blind Athletes)
“Jason is, first and foremost, a man of high integrity and true compassion. He's smart, educated, accomplished and a great father. He's a motivating role model for many.” — Scott Burt (CEO, Integro)
“Jason Romero has one of the most remarkable stories you will ever hear. Running across the United States in 60 consecutive days is only the starting point. ” — Michael Kragt, Ph.D (Executive Director, Grace Counseling)
"Jason is humble and kind and has the ability to connect with individuals facing barriers and teams battling challenges. I recommend Jason to speak to any organization looking to inspire their employees.” — Stuart Davie (President & CEO, Goodwill Industries)