Parker Hanson speaks about being born without a left hand and how he spent years being embarrassed and would often hide his hand to avoid ridicule. He encouraged audience members at the Rock the Edge prayer breakfast Sept. 1 to think more positively and accept themselves.

Rock the Edge brings message of encouragement and motivation to students at start of school

Reactions to life events can often be motivating or devastating, depending on one’s mindset.

Parker Hanson, 24, chooses to rise above adversity and embrace the life he was given.

“God doesn’t want you to look back in your life,” he said. “He wants you to look forward to tomorrow.”


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