Not even 7 surgeries can stop Max Gomez
In high school, Max Gomez was a successful young motocross rider with huge dreams. But, before he graduated he suffered a catastrophic injury that caused him to become an amputee and derailed many of these hopes.
He started riding dirt bikes at the age of 4 and by the time he was in high school he was already competing at a high level. With high-level competition came high stakes and Max was always pushing the limits in search of competitive greatness. To some degree, he seemed unstoppable.
It was only when a slight miscalculation caused him to have a catastrophic fall that everything stopped and nearly ended it all. He became an amputee but his mental fortitude and his strong family bond helped him move through rehab quickly. Eventually, after some unavoidable struggles, he got back to riding and heading towards his goals.
Max is an example of maturity and outstanding mental strength. He’s also proof that a strong foundation of support from family and friends can be a huge ally in overcoming adversity. It’s why at only 22 years of age and an amputee, he is already thriving and inspiring others to reach their goals and finish their rehabilitation.
Today, Max is working on his degree to become a physical trainer and his goal is to compete professionally in motocross. Listen to his inspirational story and find out what drives Max to push forward in episode 24 of The Overcome Podcast by clicking play below!