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Are you hosting an event? Looking for a speaker that will inspire and educate your participants? As a seasoned pro, Heather can provide a range of presentations, tailored to different kinds of audiences. She brings enthusiasm and wisdom to the stage, making each event a memorable experience. Patients, caregivers and professionals will leave your event inspired by the experience you have provided.

What can you expect?

Here are some of Heather’s most popular kinds of presentations …

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How My Doctor Saved Me From Stage IV Cancer

Who knew that one sentence could make such a difference? Here is the life-changing message Heather’s doctor gave her in their first conversation: “Drink green tea, eat fruits and vegetable and we will start killing cancer on Monday.” Those words formed a lifeline. Heather realized that she could do something to tackle the steep odds
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Every Day I am Killing Cancer

This is the nuts-and-bolts presentation that answers the questions: “What did you do?” “What was a day like for you and your family?” “How did you move from the diagnosis to becoming a cancer thriver?” Heather learned early on that little changes can yield big results and, in this presentation, she opens her toolbox and
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Go Beyond Treatment: What Do I Do Next?

Cancer is scary and treatment isn’t easy, but being told, “Go home, live your life and come back and see me in six months”? That’s downright terrifying! This presentation addresses the crucial question: “What do I do next?” Heather addresses the entire transition from cancer patient to envisioning yourself as a cancer survivor—to transforming yourself
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Please Say Something Nice

In this presentation, Heather focuses on health-care providers and caregivers. One central message: Words matter! Patients are “hyper-hearers.” They often take one snippet of an entire conversation and replay it again and again. Healthcare professionals can have a profound effect on a patient’s psyche through simple choices in the words they use. In this presentation,
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Beyond the Casserole

Heather also presents programs for faith communities, where millions of Americans rely on support from friends to help during their health crises. Hundreds of thousands of congregations coast to coast think they know how to respond: prayers and casseroles (or “hot dishes” in some states). In this presentation, Heather talks about the many ways members
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Testimonial

I want to thank you for your outstanding talk… you exceeded my expectations in every respect. Your insights were so touching, and your general demeanor and speaking style are both engaging and inspiring.

–Marci Waldinger, MHSA, Chief Administrative Officer
University of Michigan Cancer Center