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Ten Feet Tall: Brandon Farbstein

Brandon Farbstein is a public speaker from Richmond, Virginia. Last year, he came to Steward to speak to the middle school. At a young age, Brandon was diagnosed with a rare form of dwarfism. At his public high school, he was the victim of severe cyberbullying. He ended up having to leave his school, and finish high school online. Now, he is helping other people overcome difficulties and living life to their full potential. At just the age of 18, he recently published his first book, Ten Feet Tall, which is now available for purchase on Amazon.

Brandon talks about being 3’9” tall in a world that can be sometimes be insensitive to those who are different from the status quo. He shares about his difficulties and how he overcame it all. He explains how until the age of 15 years old, he let his suffering lead him, causing him to feel invisible. After leaving school, he started to embrace who he was and transform his challenges to move forward. Brandon decided to stop being a victim and start being a victor. He talks about embracing his own story and not getting stuck in his own struggles.

Ten Feet Tall is full of inspiration, hope, and ways to improve your life. Each of us have personal struggles and areas of growth, fighting battles that we can overcome. This book is about improving your situation no matter what life throws at you. It's a book about life, adversity and not letting circumstances define the rest of your life. Thank you, Brandon Farbstein, for not only being an inspiration to your audiences everywhere, but also for showing us how to be the masters of our own ship, and using your story to positively change the lives of so many students.

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