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EP 007 – Amputating Dead Weight with Mike Rolls
December 06, 2017 Tina Murray
After contracting one of the deadliest diseases on the planet, Meningococcal Septicemia, at age 18, Mike Rolls was left with horrific internal and external injuries and the amputation of his left leg. He made a slow and arduous journey back to health, and 8 years after falling ill, made the terrifying decision to amputate his other leg, as further infections in the bones made it even more difficult for him to move freely and go about his daily life. As he recovered, he found new opportunities began to open up for him. His determination to live a happy, fulfilling life is evident in his accomplishments as a double amputee, like running again after many years, representing Australia in golf, completing the Eureka climb (one of Australia’s tallest buildings) and passionately advocating and supporting other amputees who experience similar circumstances. Now, Mike is a professional speaker who inspires people to be resilient and to ‘amputate’ the dead weight from their lives, in order to empower themselves and create room for more positive, beneficial elements to take their place. Be inspired as Mike and ‘Tina chat about amputating dead weight. Connect with Mike Rolls at Connect with ‘Tina Murray at Connect with ‘Tina on Facebook at
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