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74: Don’t Focus on “Why Me” with Kijuan Amey

by | Jan 19, 2022

Unbroken: Healing Through Storytelling
Unbroken: Healing Through Storytelling
74: Don't Focus on "Why Me" with Kijuan Amey

Kijuan Amey is a retired US Air Force veteran who was forced to retire due to a motorcycle accident which resulted in his loss of vision 

Kijuan has many talents to include being a musician, singer, actor, and an athlete. 

Yes, he still performs those talents, but recently has added motivational speaking and self-published author to the resume, despite his blindness symptoms

Mr. Amey likes to believe his target audience for speaking is high school, college, and military, but it seems he relates to more by presenting the human side of himself. 

His newly published book, “Don’t Focus on Why me: From Motorcycle Accident to Miracle,” relays a lot of messages people need to hear when going through hardships and life altering changes. 

As he always says, “I may have loss my sight, but I didn’t lose my vision to help others.”


Some key points from our interview:

·         How he had to hit a low point in his healing before he found his resilience

·         How he realised that he had a choice in his recovery and attitude 

·         How he had a profound moment when he was in hospital when he heard a still voice come over him and asked “Well, why not you”

·         How his faith has always been a big part of his life and a support.  He never questioned God and his chronic illness, but accepted it as his path

·         How he now believes that sharing his story is his destiny to help others


You can order his book here:


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"Unbroken: Healing Through Storytelling" features  individuals who have all triumphed after adversity and have not just bounced back in life, but forward and are now making a difference for others.

Hosted by Madeleine Black, the show will share stories of all the amazing people Madeleine has met on her own journey as an author/speaker and these stories will heal, motivate, inspire and bring hope when they share their wisdom and knowledge with her.

She really believes in the power that comes when we share our stories, that in fact we are not story tellers but story healers. Tune in to discover what helped them to stay unbroken and together we will discover that none of us are broken beyond repair.

You can find out more about Madeleine, her story and her memoir, Unbroken,  from her website: https://madeleineblack.co.uk/

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