I have had a cancerous brain tumor, concussions, divorce, deaths and seizures, and all of them have changed my life. I talk about each topic and how it has pushed my life forward. I’m happier now than I was a year ago, five years ago, and even 30 years ago. I am very upbeat and I love to tell my story.
I have spoken to the USC social worker program about how social workers guided my family to get me the best care possible at every stage of my journey; to the Cal. State Fullerton speech therapy program about how speech therapists helped me regain my ability to express myself; to the Biola University speech therapy program about my aphasia and how my spirituality helped me during my recovery; to New Song Church about how God helped me get through all my life's challenges; and twice to Coastline Community College: (1) about my life in general, and (2) about happiness—why some people are happy and some aren't.
I customize my speeches to fit your topic and generally speak for an hour, but I can adjust the talk to a shorter or longer period.
"Sean has spoken in my graduate speech-language pathology class in the past. His story is tragic, yet inspirational. He is a man who has encountered more obstacles in life than most of us, but he has overcome those obstacles with grit and grace. I highly recommend him as a class speaker. He gives that unique insider perspective to neurological injury and aphasia that I know my students are desperate to understand. They are blessed by both his story and his person."
Dr. Matthew Rouse, Chair and Associate Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Biola University.