PLU employee Logan Seelye to share his story of triumph, struggle and faith at TEDxTacoma
By Kari Plog '11
PLU Marketing & Communications
TACOMA, WASH. (April 4, 2016)- Nearly 13 years ago, Logan Seelye participated in a scrimmage at football camp that changed the course of his life. To say he’s come a long way since then is an understatement.
Seelye, senior web designer at Pacific Lutheran University, is the author of the memoir “10 and 90: The Tackle That Changed Everything,” which chronicles the triumphs and struggles he’s faced since suffering an accident that left him paralyzed in July 2003. He will share his life story as one of many speakers at TEDxTacoma 2016: Healthy Future on PLU’s campus April 22 at 7 p.m.
“I am really excited to be able to share my story, and how my ‘10 and 90’ mindset on life has allowed me to stay so strong,” Seelye said, “and hopefully inspire the audience so they too can adapt it into their own lives.”
Seelye said he is also excited to meet and hear from the other speakers.
“Surrounding yourself with people who are not only positive, but just have a different outlook on life is a great way to allow yourself to grow and become a better person,” he said.
Seelye released his book late last year, and his story has been shared with many over the years, from stories by local TV stations to features in Tacoma and Seattle newspapers. He also travels to schools around the region to share his story and inspire students of all ages.
“It’s all about being positive and fighting to get better no matter the circumstance and obstacles that life will throw our way,” Seelye said. “‘10 and 90’ is so simple yet so powerful, in that it isn’t what happens that matters. It’s what we do about what happens and how we can continue to move forward and not dwell on the past.”
Visit plu.edu/tedxtacoma for more information on the event and featured speakers.
“Getting the chance to speak at TEDx is an amazing opportunity to share my story on a large scale, and shed light on how and why my mindset has kept me so strong,” Seelye said.