The 2022 Leadership Breakfast fundraiser will start promptly at 6:45AM on April 20th, 2022 at the Best Western Ramkota in Rapid City, South Dakota. This year’s keynote speaker will be Todd Huston.
Todd Huston is an amputee, author, world record holder and inventor whose life is committed to inspiring others to be their best. With his journey of pain, determination, and adventure, including his expedition to the highest peaks in all 50 United States, he inspires others to overcome their own challenges. His story helps everyone realize they too can reach new heights of well-being, success, and happiness.
Todd was well on his way to becoming an Eagle Scout but at 14 he was injured in a severe boating accident that eventually led to his leg being amputated. Overcoming all the odds, Todd persevered and earned the rank of Eagle in 1976. Relying on the foundation of scouting, he then accomplished the impossible, by becoming the first leg amputee to climb the highest points of all 50 states and breaking the able body world record by an astounding 35 days.
Todd became a psychotherapist and clinical director of the Amputee Resource Center in California. He also worked in psychiatric hospitals for adults, adolescents, and children. He used his professional skills and personal experiences to help patients achieve more in their lives. He also trained health-care professionals and authored articles about working with individuals coping with disabilities.
Several distinguished honors have been awarded to Todd including U.S. Jaycees’ Ten Outstanding Young Americans, the Henry Iba Award for Outstanding Citizen Athlete, the Class Act Award, The Power to Dream Achiever Award and the American Red Cross’s Everyday Hero Award.
After Todd gave the keynote address at the 2019 NAM meeting, he received a standing ovation, and was then awarded the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award. He has told his story to other scouts, along with political and business leaders around the world.