Paul “Rosey” Rosen found The NBA when he was at a low point of his life.
Despite being an accomplished athlete and Canadian hero – as a three-time Paralympian and Gold Medalist in sledge hockey – ‘Rosey’ had difficulty transitioning away from being a celebrated athlete. He was low on finances and had no one to turn to – he was embarrassed by his situation.
Flashing the grit and determination that made Paul the oldest rookie sledge hockey player in the sport’s history, he began researching and reaching out for resources that could help with his struggles. An old friend told him about The National Benefit Authority, a company that assists differently-abled Canadians like Rosey in recovering Canadian disability tax benefits.
With no upfront fee required, the NBA readily accepted Rosey’s case. Not only did Paul receive the Disability Tax Credit he was entitled to, the NBA helped him receive more money he was owed retroactively, which he was completely unaware of.
Rosey was back on his feet and Akiva Medjuck, CEO and founder of The NBA, was inspired by his perseverance and courage that led him to his office in the first place: his desire to educate, motivate, and inspire differently-abled Canadians to live life to its potential.
From then on, Rosey found a purpose to his life after sports – he became the ambassador and spokesperson for The National Benefit Authority. Together, Rosey and The NBA regularly advocate for the inclusiveness of disabled Canadians and their financial right to access the Disability Tax Credit.
One of the hottest motivational keynote speakers in Canada today, Rosey’s given over 1,000 motivational speeches since his leg was amputated in 1999. His story of going from a young hockey prodigy, to shattering his leg, leading to the choice of losing his limb or dying in 3 months, has inspired & moved corporate groups, sports clubs, and school teams across the country.
“It took me almost 50 years to realize it’s about the journey, and the journey is here and it’s incredible.”