Dr. Wallace J. Nichols
Marine Biologist & Author of Blue Mind
Meet “J”
The subtitle of Dr. Nichols’ bestselling book sums up the author’s passion for his theme: The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected, and Better at What You Do. Dr. Nichols’ remarks in Rocco Up provide a research-based perspective on water as “perhaps the best wellness tool available to us on earth right now.”

He comments, “The photographs and videos and memories and stories that all surfers all over the world stand around and talk about when they’re not in the water, that’s what I see going on with Rocco and his family and friends and the entire community around them.”

Dr. Nichols ends Rocco Up with this observation: “Special needs kids—it’s not just needs. They have special gifts too, and when those gifts are unlocked, it’s amazing. They have so much to share. Good stories change the world.”