Certifications: Bachelors in Broadcast Journalism
Location: West Valley City UT
Country: United States
Sponsors & Supporters: http://youtu.be/49MYJkEazIg, http://youtu.be/MY7HJjCmYtY, http://youtu.be/-3RrxFLd_bg, http://youtu.be/7gZjYGBiwiY, http://youtu.be/MLIKPEGDrvs
Disability: Amputee Double Below Elbow
Experience: Internet, Appearances, Background, Editorial Print, Theater, Public Speaking
Samoana, or Sam for short, is an amputee since December of 2010. He received an electrical shock which caused him to lose both hands. With no hands he began his road to recovery. He used the knowledge he had from his bachelors degree in broadcast journalism and two years news editing experience to create an alter ego called the No-Handed Bandit. While cloaked in his alter ego, he created instructional videos for amputees on put them up on YouTube. These videos earned him the local American Red Cross Good Samaritan Hero award. Also he has been in a local advertising campaign for a hospital, a comedy skit, an actor/dancer in a play, and an actor in a music video for up and coming musician Chelsea Wolfe. Sam continues community service by visiting prisons, churches and educational facilities to tell his story. He also remains very active by trying new sports and currently is on the Utah Adaptive Snowboardercross team.
Credits: Chelsea Wolfe's video for Feral Love .