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Chet McDoniel, Overcoming Adversity Speaker

Chet McDoniel

    • Inspirational Speaker Born With No Arms & Shortened Legs
    • Pro-Life Advocate
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Fee Range

$7,500 and Under

Travels From

Texas

Chet McDoniel - "Choose to Be Happy"

Chet McDoniel - "Choose to Be Happy"

Pro Life Speaker Chet McDoniel's Testimony

Pro Life Speaker Chet McDoniel's Testimony

Use What You Have - Chet McDoniel Speaks on Serving No Matter Your Situation

Use What You Have - Chet McDoniel Speaks on Serving No Matter Your Situation

On January 5th, 1980, Chet McDoniel was born into this life with no arms and shortened legs. Though dealt a vicious blow in the delivery room, Chet's parents decided to raise him as they would any other child. They instilled a positive attitude in Chet that carries with him through to this day.

Throughout Chet McDoniel's life, he has faced many struggles. Chet remains positive throughout these obstacles, and believes that he has the secret to enjoying life to its fullest. Chet delivers keynote speeches on choosing to be happy, the incredible value of life, and how to overcome insurmountable odds.
 
Chet graduated magna cum laude from the University of North Texas in 2002 with a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Radio, Television and Film production. As well as leading worship and speaking, Chet owns his own travel agency, Off to Neverland Travel – Disney Vacations. Chet, his wife, Joni, and daughter, Hannah, live in the Dallas/Fort Worth, TX area.
 
Chet McDoniel has motivated tens of thousands and is a one of a kind keynote speaker. He will excite and entertain attendees at your event by using his excellent story-telling ability to tell about his upbringing. Through many stories, you will get to know Chet and his ability to live life to its fullest. Then, after you get to know him, Chet will tell you his secret to being happy.
 
Another option available when bringing Chet in for a special evening is to have his father, Dr. Jim McDoniel join him. The two present a special keynote entitled, "All He Needs for Heaven." The presentation is based on a book that Jim McDoniel wrote about Chet. Jim brings years of preaching ministry and first-hand experience regarding the earliest days of Chet's life. Be sure to ask about this presentation when you inquire.
 
Having Chet and/or Jim at your event will guarantee that your attendees will be inspired and uplifted when they leave. Chet's goal in speaking is to help people to understand that happiness is a choice, and that living a happy life is the only way to live!  Call Executive Speakers Bureau to book inspirational speaker Chet McDoniel 901-754-9404.  

I’m Not Broken: You Don’t Need Arms to be Happy – This presentation focuses on why so many people think it is okay to sit on the sidelines and watch life go by.  Chet certainly has a reason to avoid challenges and could take the easy way through life, leaning on his disability.  He has never once, nor will he ever choose the easy way, and this talk challenges listeners to live their dreams by just telling themselves, “If Chet can do it, so can I!” — This presentation is recommended for corporate, educational and other motivational settings. 

You Don’t Need Arms to be a Great Student – This presentation is a humorous look at Chet’s school years with an emphasis on success despite barriers. Chet will motivate your student body not only to strive for success in learning, but also to get on their way to becoming positive, joyful people. This talk also gets to the heart of bullying as Chet tells about his years of being the target of verbal and sometimes physical abuse. Instead of this topic being a boring approach, Chet tells many a funny story to help students understand that he is no different than anyone else. Once they realize how to look past the outside, bullying won’t have a foothold in your school. Full of laughter and even a Q&A time with your students, you cannot afford to miss bringing in this fantastic presentation. — This presentation is recommend for educational settings. 

Not Perfect…But Worth It – This presentation explores the value of life and why the pro-life cause is so important to Chet.  After nearly dying at birth, Chet was allowed to die by the doctors responsible for delivering him.  Chet was given the normal suction and attention that most newborns get, and then he was laid in a crib in the corner of the room and “given an opportunity to prove he had the moxy to live.” Chet believes every life is important, and will inspire your attendees to rekindle their belief in the pro life cause. — This presentation is recommended for Pro-Life organizations, and makes for a great fund-raising banquet speech.

SPECIAL PRESENTATION – All He Needs for Heaven – This presentation is Chet’s favorite to give as it involves his father, Dr. Jim McDoniel joining him for a special look into the life of a family with a handicapped child.  Dr. Jim McDoniel begins the presentation by telling the sad tale of the events of Chet’s birth, and throughout the presentation, the McDoniels tell stories and give life lessons that will inspire you to live life to the fullest.  This presentation is based on a book that Chet and his dad wrote, which is about to be printed in its 2nd edition.  Your members/attendees WILL BE BLESSED by this presentation.  — This presentation is recommended for churches, private schools, and any other Christian motivational setting such as Pro-Life organizations.  This talk is religious in nature and attempts to answer some theological questions as to why God is not to blame. 

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