Known as “The Queen of Survival” and “The Miracle Child", Darcy Keith is an internationally recognized award winning professional speaker and author. As the only unbuckled backseat survivor in her fatal car crash, Darcy, a 22 year-old Ball State senior, had to learn how to begin life again - mentally, physically, and emotionally. Her "career ending injury" left her in a coma with two traumatic brain injuries and paralysis to half of her body, as well as relying on life support to help her breathe. Over the years, Darcy has overcome her many life-altering experiences with success and has emerged as an expert on surviving and thriving through life's changes, challenges, and trials.
Darcy has served as the keynote speaker for seminars, conferences, corporations, non-profits, associations, colleges, and high schools. Her most popular Keynote, "Survive and Thrive: How to Overcome Adversity and Live the Life You Really Want", has been shared with thousands of people. She shares the secret on how to overcome the big things in life, so the little things don't matter. Darcy has appeared on various television and radio venues around the country, including ABC, CBS, NBC, and FOX, with folks such as ABC news reporter Bob Woodruff. She has received numerous awards, including being awarded as an Indiana Hero by the Indiana Pacers basketball organization, ThinkFirst National Speaker of the Year, 2000 Ball State University Graduate of the Last Decade, and many others.
Specifically requested to present the "Traffic Education and Decision Making" module of the NFL's Rookie Success program for the Baltimore Ravens and the Indianaplis Colts, Darcy is also a professional speaker, author, advocate, and leader. Darcy is a contributing author to five books, including Grammy winning-artist Gloria Gaynor's (famous for song "I Will Survive") We Will Survive.