Looking for an inspiring speaker?
Encourage your audience to keep going.
As a cancer survivor of 20+ years, I know a thing or two about resilience, which is why I'm an inspiring speaker who enjoys sharing my story. As a teenager in 2001, I was diagnosed with what was then considered an “old man’s disease”: colon cancer. At age 25, I fought it a second time. And at 39: a third. Today I live with a permanent ileostomy.
As a result of my cancer, I face ongoing health struggles. But, I haven’t let that stop me, and I’ve managed to find resilience and light in the midst of dark times.
With gut-level honesty, I hope to inspire and encourage as I speak about my story of determination and perseverance.
Each time I talk, I offer personal stories and practical tips for how audiences can take the first steps toward survival and keep going no matter what happens in life.
Contact me if you’re looking for an inspiring speaker for your event.
"Danielle, looking through evaluations, you were definitely a favorite! Here's the feedback we specifically received about your talk: 'Danielle’s story was phenomenal!', 'I loved the survivor story – be the light; helps to remind me of my why.', 'Danielle Ripley-Burgess was my favorite. Very engaging and fluent.', 'Danielle = best speaker!'"
—Gina, event organizer
Danielle Ripley-Burgess is a 20+ year colorectal cancer survivor first diagnosed at age 17. She is part of the growing community of early-onset colon cancer survivors facing the disease well before age 50. Danielle's personal story has been told around the world in outlets like The Today Show, Doctor Radio, The Chicago Tribune, among others. Danielle's a published author, blogger, inspiring speaker and columnist for Cure Magazine.
Danielle serves as the Chief Storyteller for the national nonprofit Fight Colorectal Cancer where she oversees the organization's disease awareness and patient education efforts. She has helped lead award-winning campaigns that reached millions of people for March: Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and she's passionate about creating resources that are down-to-earth and patient-friendly.
She resides in the Kansas City area with her family. Follow her on social media at @DanielleisB.
- Facing adversity
- Health & wellness (tied to colorectal cancer)
- Body image (focused on tween & teen girls, basd on my book Blush)
- Keeping the faith/Getting angry at God
- Family and relationships (infertility, adoption and foster care)
Travels from: Kansas City, Mo.
Fees: please inquire