March 16, 2010
Naval War College
Dr. Jothy Rosenberg is an above knee amputee caused by osteosarcoma in 1973. Three years later the cancer metastasized and 2/5 of his lungs had to be removed. A course of chemotherapy, only just out in clinical use in 1976, is probably why he is still here today.
Dr. Rosenberg went on to get a PhD in computer science, authored 2 technical books, founded 6 high tech companies, has ridden in the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge bike-a-thon supporting the Dana-Farber cancer institute 7 times, swam 16 times from Alcatraz to San Francisco to support Boston Healthcare for the Homeless Program where his wife directs the HIV program, and has participated in many other sports and fundraising activities.
During this very special Lecture of Opportunity, Dr. Rosenberg shares his thoughts on overcoming adversity and what he has learned over the past 37 years in the hope it accelerates learning for those in a similar situations and motivates and inspires those just needing a little lift. These are the same topics he wrote about in his recently published book "Who Says I Can't" (www.whosaysicant.net