Handed a Greater Purpose

Handed a Greater Purpose
Item# BB428

Book Summary

By Jason Koger
With Danny May and
Karen Hunsanger
6 x 9 inches
254 pages
Includes over 60 photographs
ISBN 978-1-953058-51-5
Published May 2022
Nonfiction / Memoir

Meet Jason Koger, the first bilateral upper arm amputee in the world to be fitted with two multi-articulating bionic hands.

Despite losing both arms in a horrific accident, an ordinary man in an ordinary small town rebounds to live an extraordinary life.

Jason Koger is a record-setting hunter, a TV and film personality, a sought-after speaker, and the most proficient bionic hand-user in the world. How did he do it? What’s his source of strength?

This is Jason’s firsthand account of growing up in Kentucky, surviving a near-fatal accident, rehabilitating, adapting to his new life, appearing on “Hawaii Five-O,” standing on a TEDx stage, and other unimaginable stories almost too improbable to believe.

But it's all true! With faith, all things are possible!

About the Authors

Jason Koger became the first bilateral arm amputee in the world to be fitted with multi-articulating bionic hands after losing both hands in a traumatic ATV accident in 2008. Today, he encourages others to live a life without limitations.

When Jason is not at home helping his wife, Jenny, with their three children, Billie Grace, Cambell, and Axell, he is traveling the country sharing his story of overcoming obstacles or working as an ambassador for the manufacturer of his hands, Íssur, and his socket manufacturer, Arm Dynamics.

With a positive attitude and welcoming personality, Jason has had the opportunity to appear on several national news outlets, which led to many other TV appearances, magazine articles, and the TEDx stage.

Jason has reached goals that have never been reached before, including becoming the first bilateral arm amputee to harvest a bear with a crossbow. Jason also started a charity event called Handing Back that has brought celebrities to his hometown of Owensboro, Kentucky, raising over $30,000 to give back to a community that gave so much to him in his time of need.

He recently received the American Red Cross Hero of the Year and Role Model of the Year awards.

Nobody knows what is next for Jason, but whatever doors open he will give the glory to God and grab every opportunity with both bionic hands.

Danny May is a freelance writer, author, and ghostwriter from Owensboro, Kentucky. He is a regular contributor to Owensboro Parent and Owensboro Living magazines and ghostwrote Earl Hayden’s book The First Family of Racing in 2014.

Karen Hunsanger, contributor to Handed a Greater Purpose and author of Surrounded by Champions, is an enthusiastic fan of success stories, especially when the achiever has overcome extraordinary odds. Retired after a lengthy career in the corporate world and as an entrepreneur, she is passionate about using her experience to help others tell their stories as a ghostwriter and content editor.

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