I gave up on my dreams and living at one time in my life due to having health issues early on in life. The health issues begin during my service in the military at 18 years of age and continued after leaving the Army. On one of my many visits to the ER for difficulty breathing, the doctor told me in 2008 that I was going to die in 3 to 6 month if I do not receive a heart transplant. In 2009 the doctor that diagnosed me with death died suddenly. In 2014, I had my first open heart surgery in which I received an artificial heart pump known has a LVAD. " Left Ventricle Assistance Device. This device was to improve my quality of life as well as strengthen me for a future heart transplant. This surgery did not go as planned. The surgery left me in a coma for 25 day. The doctors had no explanation for what went wrong. The day the doctors decided to take me off the ventilator, I woke up. Rehab was the hardest thing i have ever experienced in my life. It took me a couple of weeks to talk above a whisper weeks had to learn how to walk again. I was at the lowest point in my life. I was determine to fight and recover. 15 month later I got the call that would forever change my life. On November 16, 2015 my donor's heart was placed in my chest. When I opened my eye on the 18th of November, my journey continued. At that point' I decided to become an Inspirational/Motivatoinal speaker and share my story to inspire others to never give up hope. I wanted to honor my donor by touching the lives of others through my testimony There are a lot people suffering, people unaware of the important of having a positive mindset. I will forever use my testimony to inspire and motivate people to to look for solutions by changing your mindset to positive. I have had a recent body transformation I lost over 110 pounds.. My speaking gigs will consist of me talking about Health is wealth and overcoming life adversities.. I want to give the people hope and inspiration. I am a rare speaker to come across. My real life stories will change the way other's may view their life. You don't know how strong you are , until being strong is your only choice.