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Ben Kjar: Become a victor not a victim

Ben Kjar: Become a victor not a victim

Life was not expected to be easy for Ben Kjar, NEFAR’s keynote speaker at its upcoming Annual Meeting September 30.

Kjar was born with the craniofacial dysostosis, Crouzons syndrome, a complex genetic birth disorder that affects a child’s face, skull, and teeth. This anomaly occurs in one out of 61,000 newborns causing premature fusion of certain skull bones (craniosynostosis) which prevents the skull from growing normally and affects the shape of the head and face, sometimes causing increased pressure around the brain.

So, it comes as no surprise that when he was a young boy, Kjar’s doctor told him he would live a different life.

However, Kjar refused to be a victim to his genetic deformity. By rising above it, athletically, professionally, personally, and financially, he became a victor.

Athletically, Kjar became Utah Valley University’s first-ever NCAA Division 1 Wrestling All-American. And he has gone on to represent his country internationally as a member of the USA wrestling team.

Professionally, Kjar has made his mark in real estate by flipping nearly 200 properties and compiling a rental portfolio of almost 100 multi-family rentals and three storage unit complexes all within the past six years. He also works professionally as an international speaker and has told his story to millions around the globe in front of crowds of up to 10,000.

Personally, Kjar and his wife, LaCol, have their hands full as proud adoptive parents of three beautiful children, ages 3 years old and younger.

Financially, it goes without saying that through real estate and his speaking engagements Kjar has become a rich man. But Kjar believes the real way to become truly wealthy is to travel and experience different cultures and meet their people. “If you can connect with mankind, you will have a rich life,” he said.

Hear how Ben Kjar juggles his busy life and family by registering to attend NEFAR’s Annual Meeting from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm at the Marriott Jacksonville at Southpoint on October 26. A delicious luncheon will be served at a cost of $10.