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The Love Chromosome - Unique. Motivational. FUN!

Motivational Speaker from New York City, NY Will travel up to 3000 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 12 Reviews
  • 19 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2011
  • 4 Awards & Badges
  • Virtual Services Offered
  • Accepts Online Payment

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Hiring Julie and Derrick will help make your event one that nobody will forget, everybody will love and all will be inspired by. Virtual or in person, there is no event like this. Julie and Derrick Tennant are a brother and sister team who have faced a lot of obstacles in their lives. Both have learned to transform them into opportunities, and they are excited to custom design a presentation with you that will hit a home run for each person involved. Derrick was an athlete that suffered a career-ending brain injury and Julie ( the REAL star, Derrick will say ) has Downs Syndrome. Downs Syndrome is caused by an extra chromosome. Julie's grandfather told her that she does not have an extra chromosome, but everybody else is MISSING it, and it's the "love chromosome". Julie's magnetic charm and positive outlook combined with Derrick's story ( and the fact that he is a nationally known stand up comedian, speaker and magician ) will help make your event one for the ages! From fund raisers to family fun nights and sales meetings to corporate celebrations Julie and Derrick have been engaging and empowering audiences worldwide. Online or in person, we can't wait to meet you. "I think you'll agree that Julie is a very wise and insightful person". Julies Love Chromosome is something she would like to share. "I wish everybody could have one", she says. As you get to know Julie, you will see countless ways this love chromosome affects those around her. Allow me to share one such example: Julie and her mom, Barb were at the grocery store together when Julie was 5. A man entered the door wearing a dirty, wrinkled, old trench coat. He was unshaven and disheveled. His hair was so greasy that it stuck in clumps. He probably smelled too, but Barb was not going to get close enough to find out. She thought how unnecessary this was as her town had one of the best Rescue Missions in the country. At least get some clean clothes and TAKE a shower! she thought. While checking out Barb took Julie out of the cart. Julie took off like a shot towards the man with both her arms outstretched. He bent down and picked Julie up as she nestled into his disgustingly dirty neck. Barb panicked thinking he would harm Julie and rushed to the man grabbing Julie back and saying (not so nicely) THIS IS MY CHILD! What happened next has burned itself into Barbs mind forever. The man looked at her with tears rolling down his filthy cheek. Lady, he said, I cant tell you the last time somebody wanted to hold ME. You see, Barb saw a man and she judged him. Julie saw a need and she hugged it. As for Derrick, he was a gifted athlete progressing in his dream for a career in sports when one evening in 1985 he laid down but did not wake up for three days. He had undergone what doctors would later term random bleeding from point x for an unknown reason. Paralyzed and in a coma, Derrick underwent brain surgery from which he became unable to move the left side of his body. It would take years of therapy to re-learn the basics like walking, talking and simple daily tasks. Derrick is still unable to use his left arm and he walks with a limp, but he has learned a lot through this process. With years of therapy and hard work, Derrick eventually was able to return to the court. In 1993, he played basketball overseas competitively. You should have seen me when I had two arms, he says. Derrick now travels the world sharing his story and encouraging others to use obstacles as opportunities. Now a minimalist, everything he owns is in 1 carry-on. No house, no apartment, just life. His motto is "Live simply. Love wastefully" Although his own personal experiences have been great teachers, Derrick will tell you that nothing has taught him more about LOVE than knowing his beautiful sister, best friend and hero Julie. You have a unique opportunity to get "two for the price of one" Julie says, when you hire The Love Chromosome for your next online or live fun, inspirational event.


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Review by Barbara B.

FuneralReviewed on July 24, 2021From Harrisburg, PA

Before I even met Derrick, I knew he would be perfect for my husband's Celebration of Life service. After doing some research, I found that Derrick has a heart of gold and a very positive attitude-just what our family needed! Our friends and family will tell you that he was amazing and we will never forget his heartfelt words (and jokes!). We would recommend Derrick 100% !!!

Review by Erin S.

CelebrationReviewed on June 3, 2021From Atlanta, GA

Our 99 Walks community had such a fun evening laughing and being inspired by both Derrick and Julie. Though the event was held via Zoom, it almost felt like we were all sitting around a campfire together joking and laughing and having the best time! It was a wonderful, interactive evening, and I'm grateful to Derrick and Julie for sharing their talents with us.

Review by Daniel C.

CelebrationReviewed on May 12, 2021From DuBois, PA

I found out about Derrick and Julie Tennant from the director of one of our local drop-in centers. She highly recommended the duo. I then preceded to contact Derrick and discuss the possibility of him and his sister being a part of a Community Support Program event that I was hosting. They accepted the invite! Their presentation had me crying and laughing. It made me continue to reinforce the idea that anything is possible despite the barriers that one often encounters. As a CSP Ambassador, I plan on continuing my relationship with Derrick and Julie Tennant, and I will ask them to participate in future events that I will host.

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Past Events

July 24, 2021 • Funeral
Sat12:00 PM - 12:15 PM Harrisburg, PA
June 4, 2021 • Celebration
Fri1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Belchertown, MA
June 3, 2021 • Celebration
Thu7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Atlanta, GA
May 12, 2021 • Celebration
Wed12:00 PM - 1:00 PM DuBois, PA
April 21, 2021 • Celebration
Wed5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Lancaster, PA
April 16, 2021 • Celebration
Fri5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Martinsburg, WV
April 12, 2021 • Celebration
Mon6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Syracuse, NY
March 19, 2021 • Fundraiser
Fri5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Long Island, NY
January 25, 2021 • Celebration
Mon11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Atlanta, GA
January 10, 2021 • Fundraiser
Sun5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Atlanta, GA
January 10, 2021 • Fundraiser
Sun2:00 PM - 2:30 PM Toronto, ON
October 20, 2020 • Banquet
Tue6:00 PM - 6:45 PM Navarre, FL

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