American Ninja Warrior Amputee Contestant Visits Rotary
American Ninja Warrior’s first amputee contestant, Stephen France, visited the Rotary Club of Amelia Island Sunrise on September 19th, as their guest speaker.

France is a 33-year-old amputee who was involved in a crushing accident at a truss plant in 2006. Earlier this year he made Ninja history by being the first amputee to compete on American Ninja Warrior.

(You can watch the full episode on, season 6 episode 4).

Stephen’s lifelong belief has always been to be a champion. Even after losing his left leg below his knee, his goal never changed and he found a new way to pursue it. And now he has turned that goal into a quest: dedication, discipline, determination, and a parkour gym.

Parkour is getting from point A to point B as fluid and fast as possible through a series of obstacles.

Stephen France’s goal is to raise money for a facility for kids, teens and adults that will contain an interchangeable obstacle course and classes for future ninjas that strengthen mind, body, and spirit to confront and defeat any strenuous obstacle one may face in life.

If interested in learning more about Stephen and his journey, email him at

Stephen is pictured here with Rotary Club president, Mark Cutshaw.

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