John W. Quinn is author of the powerful memoir “Someone Like Me – An Unlikely Story of Challenge and Triumph Over Cerebral Palsy.”
MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER FOR CONFERENCES & RETREATS
HOW HARD WOULD YOU WORK TO MAKE YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE?
MEET JOHN W. QUINN
Born with cerebral palsy, one of 8 kids in a one-bathroom house in Detroit, John suffered through childhood with Frankenstein shoes, never-ending physical therapy, and constant teasing.
He went on to wrestle competitively in high school with a perfect record – losing all 79 matches in which he competed.
Undeterred by his physical limitations, he pursued a career in the Navy. Only two hurdles to overcome – a small issue called cerebral palsy – and the likelihood that the Navy wouldn’t admit someone like John if they knew about his disability.
Through hours of physical and mental preparation combined with plain sheer will, John passed the Navy’s demanding physical exam. For 20 years, John kept his disability a secret, while rising with honors to the rank of senior chief petty officer. John set the standard of excellence while serving onboard aircraft carriers, battleships and destroyers.
Read John’s book about perseverance and inspiration, learn about John’s speaking engagements and how John can speak at your event.
READ THE BOOK
Someone Like Me will serve as an inspiration to a lot of people, not only those with CP, but just ordinary folks who want to read about someone who overcame adversity and succeeded in a most amazing way.
An inspirational tale. I’m so glad John wrote this book!
This book is a must for every physician, therapist, and other caregiver that treats individuals with cerebral palsy or any other disability.
John was very motivating and spoke from the heart.
…I thought his story was very appropriate for our discussion of inclusion.”
His story and presentation made me think about how I can be more receptive to the talents of individuals who may be challenged in some way.
John Quinn was a super choice as a speaker – and true hero and inspiration.
Fantastic speaker! His message was amazing and left you thinking!
John did a great job in speaking in a down-to-earth manner. He was very easy to listen to…
The speaker was very motivational – so much so that as I was leaving, I ordered his book from Amazon!
The speaker and topic were very interesting, and the lessons taught can be applied at both our company and in life…