Tom Sullivan's life is a testament to courage and challenge, gratitude and service. Born 3 months premature, Tom was given too much oxygen in an incubator that saved his life but cost him his sight. Sullivan's achievements are remarkable despite the disability. Educated at the Perkins School for the Blind, Providence College, and Harvard, Tom excelled as a student and an athlete. Sullivan's a member of the Wrestling Hall of Fame, a marathon runner, avid skier, and golfer who routinely shoots in the high 80's. His career as a singer/songwriter has taken him to concert venues around the world, and his roles as an actor have entertained audiences on TV series like Highway to Heaven, Touched by an Angel, Designing Women, Mork and Mindy, and WKRP in Cincinnati. He also spent six years as a special correspondent for ABC's Good Morning America where his touching stories on people beating the odds became a Wednesday morning staple. He is the author of fourteen books and his biography, If You Could See What I Hear, was made into a highly successful movie in 1982. He notes that being married to his wife, Patty, and having his children, Blythe and Tom, are his greatest treasure and most important achievement. His formula for living is remarkably simple: "Challenge yourself to be the best person possible and in that effort, choose to make a difference in the lives of others."
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