Bill Coon

Bill Coon

Don't Forget this Face Because Your Audience Won't.

Bill Coon is young, experienced and motivational. His youthful demeanor connects with teenage/high school crowds. His experience changes the perspectives of doctors and nurses. His story motivates all walks of life to fight for the life they desire!

Fee Range: Available Upon Request
Travels from Chicago, IL

For more information about booking Bill Coon, visit
http://www.speakermatch.com/profile/BillCoon

Or call SpeakerMatch at 1-866-372-8768.

Bill Coon
Bill Coon - Motivational Speaker

Don't Forget this Face Because Your Audience Won't.

Bill Coon is young, experienced and motivational. His youthful demeanor connects with teenage/high school crowds. His experience changes the perspectives of doctors and nurses. His story motivates all walks of life to fight for the life they desire!

Fee Range: Available Upon Request
Travels from Chicago, IL

Bill Coon - Motivational Speaker

Bill Coon

Don't Forget this Face Because Your Audience Won't.

Bill Coon is young, experienced and motivational. His youthful demeanor connects with teenage/high school crowds. His experience changes the perspectives of doctors and nurses. His story motivates all walks of life to fight for the life they desire!

Fee Range: Available Upon Request
Travels from: Chicago, IL

For more information about booking Bill Coon,
Visit http://www.speakermatch.com/profile/BillCoon/
Or call SpeakerMatch at 1-866-372-8768.

Biography

On April 24, 1989, Bill was born with a congenital birth defect known as a Hypoplastic Left Ventricle. That night, he was flown by helicopter to a hospital in Chicago, Illinois, where his family was told that the only cure would be an infant heart transplant. They were also told that Bill had 21 days left to live, for if the doctors waited any longer than 21 days, the rest of his organs would begin to fail. 

In the final hours of Bill's 21st day, the phone rang with a donor offer from Ontario, Canada. That night, on May 16, 1989, Bill became the fourth infant heart transplant to ever be performed in the Midwest, and the eighth in the nation.

Years passed, and he never suffered any complications. That was until June 8, 2009, when at the age of twenty, Bill was rushed to the hospital where a team of doctors informed him that he was in both end-stage heart and kidney failure.

Bill later spent 70 days in the Intensive Care Unit of a Chicago hospital awaiting a double transplant and a second chance at life. Fortunately, and thanks to the generosity and selflessness of Bill's second donor, his life was saved on October 21, 2009. 

Since returning home from the hospital in 2009, Bill has become an avid spokesperson for organ donation awareness. In 2012, Bill touched the lives of several thousand patients through his 34-stop, cross-country "All-American SWIM Tour". Bill's acclaimed debut book, SWIM: A Memoir of Survival, provides hope for his readers, whom he frequently supports via email through his website, BillCoonBooks.com.

Bill's personal experience and ability to overcome obstacles has enabled him to share remarks before the American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics, The American Heart Association, and many other well-respected organizations.

Find out more about Bill Coon at http://www.billcoonspeaks.com.

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