Logan Aldridge

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Logan Aldridge
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Logan Aldridge, one-armed athlete and motivational speaker
Born (1991-01-25) January 25, 1991 (age 24)
Residence Raleigh, NC

Wesley Logan Aldridge (born January 25, 1991) is a lacrosse player and wakeboarder in Raleigh, North Carolina. He is achieved notoriety for rebounding after the traumatic amputation of his left arm above the elbow in a wakeboarding accident in June 2004 on Lake Gaston on the Virginia-North Carolina border, returning to his favorite sports, and achieving at even higher levels.

Aldridge subsequently embarked on a motivational speaking enterprise designed to incentivize young people to break barriers - real or imagined - to excel in their avocations. Collateral to that, he established the organization, Beyond Expectations, which coordinates his speaking engagements throughout the U.S. His clients have included such organizations as Mark Millon's camps for youth.

With the help of his family and marketing team, he has also launched the Logan Aldridge Foundation to support youth who have experienced sports-related injuries. Logan's first goal is to donate Wii gaming systems to all the children's hospitals throughout the Southeast U.S. to aid patients in their recovery.

Logan placed second in wakeboarding at the first annual Extremity Games held in 2006. He placed third in wakeboarding at the second Extremity Games in 2007, out of 35 competitors.

He has received media coverage[1] for his friendship with teenage pro surfer Bethany Hamilton who likewise lost her left arm in a shark attack.


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