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Inspirational Presentation on Learn Success Today for University of Louisville Lacrosse Team

July 6, 2010

“I am on the lacrosse team here and I really enjoyed hearing the talk you gave to our team. It was inspiring and very helpful to hear about the skills that helped you through law school and that you use now in life. One of my favorite parts of your talk was the story you told about your brother’s soccer experience and the importance of making sure you don’t waste talent. Thank you for coming to talk to our team.” – Liz Lovejoy

“I just wanted to thank you for the time you spent with our team telling some of the most influential stories and events that happened to you in your lifetime. You showed us that nothing should be able to bring us down and that we can overcome any obstacle that stands in our way. Your life stories will be with us through this season and will help guide us in beating some of our tougher opponents this year. I feel you would be a great person to share some of these stories to other teams because it could help them have a different outlook on life. Thank you for the time you spent with us and know that we appreciate it. dubaiescortstars.com. Hopefully you get to come out to some of our games this year!!” – Sincerely, Ashley King

“I just would like to thank you for coming and speaking with our team.  Like you, I plan on going to graduate school after graduating from Louisville in the spring.  I remember in your speech how, when received the phone call from Cornell about Law School, you picked up and moved.  I feel that was important to me because when I find out what graduate school I am going to be attending I will have to have a similar mentality.  You were able to pick up your life and go to a school where you knew no one and did not even have a place to live.  I know when I think about graduate school I get worried about having to change my life completely.  But, knowing you did the same and were able to successful and happy brings a sense of comfort to me.” Thank you, Lyndsay Ward

“I really enjoyed the stories you told as I continued to learn and grow from the talk. Your talk is inspiring and I think it should motivate people to use their ability to the fullest especially since you don’t know when suddenly you won’t be able to use it anymore. I’m sure there are other girls that were inspired the same way I was.” Sincerely, Sammy Allen #23

Testimonials

“After two years of not being able to hear speakers in person , I was thrilled to have John Bauman as a speaker at our “ Living Well With Parkinson’s’ Gala!. Not only was John engaging and inspiring to get to know off stage , on stage he truly drove home the theme of empowerment to our audience and left our growing community of attendees with several “ aha “ moments and desire to hear more. He spoke from personal experience as a Parkinson’s patient ,inspiring the audiences motivation to truly wish to make a difference and uniting us all in our humanity. Attendees after listening to John , felt inspired to make a difference in the world and do their part to create change for those living with Parkinson’s. My only regret was not being able to spend more time with John and I look forward to having him speak again to our audience.”

Naomi Wong WPP Program Manager

John’s message of hope, inspiration and laughter was ideal for anyone living with PD. He was extremely flexible and a delight to work with.

Leisha Phipps, MSW Program Director - Dallas Area Parkinson Society

We all felt inspired and enjoyed listening to your presentation. Even though we are not living with Parkinson’s, we felt boost of motivation to continue helping those who are living with this disease. I am motivated to make more personal phone calls to people living with PD and asking how they are doing. Sometimes that “extra” bit of kindness truly makes a difference to someone. I am also motivated to research program ideas and partner with other organizations that may have similar values.

I learned that life is unexpected and that you cannot control it. What matters is your attitude!

-Great way to end the day, brave man, thank you very much!

-Good, excellent, great, outstanding speaker, very moving!

-Inspirational who just “gets it”

-Positive thinker and very funny!

-Honest speaker but also humorous!

Parkinson’s Society of Southwest Ontario, Canada, Symposium Keynote Presentation

“whatever hand life deals you, whatever life changing adversity you have to endure, you still have some control over it.” “You don’t have to just to live well,” he advises,” but live an Amazing Life.” The formula he proposes: Faith in yourself, discipline, determination, desire, intensity, and inner strength.

MARY SPREMULLI VOICE AEROBICS

Yes, you touched every person at our conference, who will in turn change and impact so many others. The feedback from our participants was overwhelmingly positive. You are the only speaker to ever receive a standing ovation. Thank you for taking time to share, motivate and inspire. We are blessed to know you.

DIRECTOR OF MARKETING REHABILITATION HOSPITAL

I will be honest. During the first 10 minutes of your presentation, I started reading work related material on my laptop. For surely, I had watched your You-Tube and seen your videos and knew what to expect. Surely, as a therapist I had studied this disease, the pathological components, the psychological components, the treatment alternatives……..Surely, I understand it.

Not so much. You caught my attention and I was enthralled. You were able to couple the impairments you experience with the emotions felt. You walked us through your life with the disease through “your eyes”. A perspective that a therapist/nurse rarely has the chance to hear. We get so busy telling patients how to deal with x, y and z, but our eyes are blurred by the science of it all most of the time.

You did it through truth, Through your humor, humility and determination to tell your story. One that most deservedly needs to be shared.

I will advocate to have you share your story. I appreciate your determination, diligence and dedication.

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER REHABILITATION HOSPITAL