At 19, I was your typical San Diego State University sophomore. Friends, sports, fraternity and most importantly, perfect 20/20 vision. Then it happened with no warning, “no time to prepare” life began to blur. Over two short months I lost central vision in my right eye, followed closely by my left. The diagnosis: a rare genetic disorder called Lebers Hereditary Optic Neuropathy (LHON), a disease with no treatment and no cure in sight.
At first, I was told by doctors to drop out of college and that losing my vision meant forfeiting my life. I quickly fell into anger and depression, convinced that I would forever be a burden and limited by my disability. But I soon learned that my ability to succeed was stronger than my disability, and that with every challenge comes an opportunity for greatness.
With some hard work and dedication, a year after losing my sight I was able to win the World Blind Golf Championship, created a fundraising bike ride which has raised over $175,000 for LHON research, and graduated with a degree in business. All while advocating for changing perceptions of disability and living a limitless life through features on CNN.com, MTV’s True life, ESPN.com & ABC 20/20.
Now, I empower audiences all over the world, spreading my story of turning trauma into triumph. My mission is to help people realize the potential in obstacles and see challenges as opportunities for success. Although I cannot see my audiences, in each presentation I help them see how to effect positive change into their own lives. I have spoken to corporations, leadership conferences, youth events, and colleges & universites all over the world. Some of my clients have included Aflac, Honda, John Hancock Financial and Wells Fargo.
How will your audience face the obstacles in their life? Connect with me and let’s find out together!
What can you expect your audience will takeaway from my presentation? glad you asked.
* Inspiration to shift limiting beliefs into limitless opportunities, through insights from his real-world experience with a devastating setback.
* Practical techniques and strategies for growth and success both in the audiences professional and personal lives.
* How to Implement the three P's (Purpose, Passion, and Perspective) into leadership practices
* Members of the audience will learn to create a positive support network and realize that alone we are limited but working together we are limitless.
What's next? Below I have attached additional information for you to get to know my story better and what I offer. I would love to further explore with you how my program can specifically help your company.
link to my promo video.
As Seen On:
- MTV's hit series True Life in an episode titled "True Life: I'm Losing My Sight."
- ABC's 20/20 investigative report "My strange affliction" - Link to 20/20 feature
- ESPN.com "Blind Golfers Story Resonates With Many Including Aaron Rodgers"
What people are saying about Jeremy's presentation:
“A huge thanks goes to you for doing such a great job with our group.We are still getting compliments on the quality of your presentation"
- DAVID M.
America Honda Finance Group
"Jeremy is one of the most engaging, inspiring, and professional speakers I've had the honor to work with. He brings insight, wisdom, and perspective to the audience that motivates and encourages. Individuals who attended this event are stopping me to rave over his message and overall presentation."
- SHARON K.
"Jeremy has been an inspiration to myself and dozens of people I work with. He's literally one in 3 million!!"
- DAVID P.
John Hancock Investments
"Thank you so much for such an amazing presentation at our Reunion event! You definitely made an impact on our brand and every heart you encountered. You were a big part of the reason for the success of the spirit of celebration and inspiration at our event. Thank you for sharing your story with us. Thank you for inspiring us to continue our limitless pursuit to be the iconic household brand leading the spa industry."
- SHAYLA G.
Woodhouse Day spas