KEYNOTE ADDRESS: PETER AUSTEN THE ULTIMATE SURVIVOR:
FOUR TIMES TO TO HELL AND BACK: EVEREST, TWO CANCERS AND TINNITUS
In this one hour address, Peter Austen describes his journey through 4 types of horror and how he came out of a black tunnel to live and tell the tale. Peter Austen attained a Ph.D, and led British Columbia's first Mt Everest expedition. He has conducted the Everest Experience(R) Executive Game for many years. After a near fatal whitewater boating accident he lost 40% of his hearing and suffered extreme tinnitus as a result. After 7 years of living on the edge of suicide, trying to find a cure for this dreadful and debilitating disorder and helping hundreds of people and army veterans to cope, he became the President of the Tinnitus Association of Canada. Then, from nowhere Austen was diagnosed with advanced stage prostate cancer. It was touch and go after the removal operation and 6 weeks radiation but Austen pulled through. Three months later he was diagnosed with colon cancer. Again from the depths of despair Austen survived thru sheer willpower. His family, many friends, many mountaineering experiences on 5 continents and living on the edge helped tremendously. Hormone therapy has kept him fairly stable since. Peter`s message of hope here is clear: anyone in the deep troughs of sickness and depression can pull through and live a quality life again. Austen has published 6 books to date on his worldwide adventures. A new one is in progress. .
1. THOSE WHO NEED TO BE INSPIRED 2. CANCER PATIENTS. 3. TINNITUS SUFFERERS
from 4k -12k plus expenses for corporations and non profit organizations plus bureau commission. 10 % donated to The American Tinnitus Association and BC Cancer society.
1-4 weeks notice .
AUSTEN'S 10 TENETS:
HOPE. PERSISTENCE. VISION. CHANGE. HUMOR. LOSING GUILT. FOCUS. COMPASSION. HUMANITY. PHILOSOPHY