Fairfield alum to appear on Oprah tonight


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Image: J TartagliaWhat: Fairfield University Graduate John Tartaglio '09, appears on Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN): Cablevision 180; Comcast 224; AT&T U-verse 170; Charter 113.

When: tonight, 8 p.m., January 10, 2014.

Where: Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) "Where Are They Now?" program.

Details: At the age of 17, John Tartaglio was diagnosed with an extremely rare bacterial infection that left him amputated up to his hipbones. Despite the gravest of circumstances, John triumphed over his disability. While at Fairfield University, he became the first person in history to run and complete a 5k and 10k road race without legs, and he later made history running the 26.2 mile New York City. He graduated cum laude from Fairfield University's College of Arts and Sciences in 2009, majoring in biology.

Information: www.johntartaglio.com

TV and Book Details: John Tartaglio and fellow Fairfield University graduate Andrew Chapin '09 have recently co-authored the book "From Tragedy To Triumph," chronicling John’s uplifting story of a young adult who refused to quit as he tackled a seemingly insurmountable life challenge. John Tartaglio first appeared on the Oprah Winfrey program in the spring of 2005 and as a Fairfield University student in 2009.

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Media Contact: Mike Horyczun, (203) 254-4000 ext. 2647, mhoryczun@fairfield.edu

Posted on January 10, 2014