Terri Tate RN, MS
Thriving through two bouts of oral cancer from which she had a 2% chance of survival has taught nationally known speaker Terri Tate lots of lessons in overcoming obstacles with grace and humor. Now she offers us her wisdom, along with a hefty side order of laughs, in programs like Wit and Wisdom from Both Sides of the Bed [for health care providers], A Crooked Smile: Grace in the Face of Change, The Healing Power of Story and in her wildly successful one woman show, Shopping as a Spiritual Path. Shopping, voted Best of the Fringe at the 2007 San Francisco Fringe Festival, is now available on DVD thanks to a grant from The Lloyd Symington Foundation. An inspirational humorist, performer and workshop leader, Terri’s believes that she has been granted this bonus life to spread messages of hope, laughter and loving live “as is.” www.territate.com. 415.331.5443.
David’s face distinguishes him from all other presenters and motivational speakers. What really makes David unique, however, is his remarkable spirit, warmth, wit and authenticity.
David has transformed the challenges and gifts of living with a facial disfigurement into a compelling message that uplifts and delights audiences around the world. The story of his heroic journey from shame to strength has inspired standing ovations from the Clinton White House to the Sydney Olympics Arts Festival, from most of the 50 states to Canada, England, New Zealand and Moscow.
David presents keynote speeches and entertainment for corporate, association, disability and educational events of all kinds. www.davidroche.com
Composer and cancer survivor Charlie Lustman lost his upper jaw to an extremely rare osteosarcoma, but that didn’t stop him from writing, producing, and now performing original songs about his cancer experiences. Made Me Nuclear, the title track of his CD and one-man operetta, has inspired thousands of people at hospitals, cancer centers, schools, spiritual communities, theaters, and other locations where he has shared his inspirational message!
“You Can Handle More Than You Think You Can: Your Amazing Ability to be Brave and Strong” – Featured in The Wall Street Journal.
When Dave Balch’s wife was diagnosed with breast cancer, he thought, “How are we ever going to get through this?” Although it seemed impossible, both Dave and his wife are still here!
How did they get from “I can’t do this” to “I did this”?
In this entertaining, informative, and memorable program Dave answers this question by offering specific, practical techniques that helped them cope with their situation. The coping strategies he shares can easily be adapted and used immediately by patients of all types, their caregivers, and healthcare professionals. Patients and their families come away with more hope and less stress. Medical professionals come away with coping strategies they can share with their patients, a new perspective, and a renewed sense of purpose.
Wendy is a cancer survivor, author, speaker, founder of Healing Consulting, and a University of Michigan trained scientist of human emotion, thought, and behavior. Her combined scientific training in emotions and her theater background contribute to her persuasive and enthusiastic presentation for an informative and upbeat talk and slide show about the many ways to discover joy and the meaning of happiness in life.