They say that necessity is the mother of invention. Indeed, life’s bumps and bruises teach valuable skills and strengthen character. As a teenager, disc jockey Tom Nash contracted a disease that resulted in a quadruple amputation. After an arduous journey relearning how to use his hooks and prostheses to do even the simplest tasks, Nash emerged full of optimism for life and with a renewed appreciation for the benefits of managing adversity. With dry wit and self-deprecating humor, he explains how tribulations build character, boost creative problem-solving abilities and promote considered risk taking.