Inspirational Disabled Speaker - Chet McDoniel

Motivational Speaker from Dallas, TX - Will travel up to 3000 miles
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Born without arms, 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.

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'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.

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!
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Overall - he was amazing - It’s the little things in life that pass us by and Chet helps you realize that we choose to have a good attitude and make the most of our lives - It is an unbelievable feeling that you have with his presence is in your eyes, his voice entering your ears, and then his character enters your heart. Chet is an inspiration to everyone.

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We were very pleased with Chet’s presentation to our team. His message was clear and impactful, and his life’s story filled with examples of his faith, personal strength and positive attitude. It would be impossible to walk away from a meeting with Chet without realizing how truly blessed we all are, as well as how we can sometimes react negatively or in a petty manner when faced with challenges in our lives. What Chet faces in a single day, most of us never realize in a lifetime. He is a true inspiration and I would highly recommend him to others as a motivational speaker to other groups.

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Absolutely wonderful! Chet called as soon as he arrived at the hotel, came down to visit with us while we prepared for the evening, and stayed after his presentation for more of the program. His presentation was perfect for our group - from the heart and a "child's perspective" for our parents raising children's with special needs, Following his presentation, we raised $25,450 in a live Auction.

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Chet was outstanding. His message was perfect for the audience and instilled energy and desire. It was exactly what I hoped would occur.

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Chet did a fantastic job! He was the last speaker at our teacher inservice, and the program could not have been more appropriate for the audience. The focus was on working with kids with special needs and the challenges they face. We tried to show how a positive attitude on the part of the teachers and the students themselves changes everything. Chet lit up the room with his positve attitude and the teachers were able to see how this attitude helped lead him to success!

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Chet Mcdoniel brought his big personality and and "can do" attitude to us in a way that was both inspiring and educational.

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He was absolutely fabulous! The staff was touched and inspired by his story and his message.

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Absolutely moving, inspirational and enlightening! My one and only complaint was Chet's closing....after such an incredible talk to be instructed, with some evident level of resentment, about how to treat someone in a wheelchair as the closing of this motivational presentation, only made me personally feel like I did not want to approach him, when prior to his closing I wanted to go give him a big hug and thank him. Instead of Chet's closing making me more comfortable about approaching or speaking to a disabled person, it made me feel less comfortable. Plus after explaining how he wasn't differrent, he closed with how different we needed to treat him.

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Expo Square - Tulsa Fairgrounds
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Silver Legacy Resort - Grand Ballroom
Reno, NV
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
2014
Jan
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Monterey Peninsula College
Monterey, CA
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
2014
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7
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Austin, TX
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
2013
Oct
25
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Lubbock, TX
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2013
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26
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Sun City, AZ
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM
2012
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4
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Minneapolis, MN
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
2012
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Duncan, OK
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Nov
3
Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh International Airport
Coraopolis, PA
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
2011
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13
West Side Church of Christ
Russellville, AR
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2011
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8
Park Row Church of Christ
Arlington, TX
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Pleasant Ridge Church of Christ
Arlington, TX
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Please note Inspirational Disabled Speaker - Chet McDoniel will also travel to Coppell, Irving, Lewisville, Grapevine, Richardson, Carrollton, Farmers Branch, Flower Mound, Addison, Euless, Southlake, Colleyville, Fort Worth, Bedford, Roanoke, The Coloney, Lake Dallas, Hurst, Plano, Arlington, Argyle, Grand Prairie, Denton, Keller, Little Elm, Frisco, Garland, Allen, Haslet, Justin.
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