Shannon provided a very insightful message to our guests about survival and determination. She was very personable and approachable for our guests and a joy to work with. We look forward to working with her again.
- Jennifer Williams, Oncology Events and Community Relations, Baylor Sammons Cancer Center
“It was thrilling to have Shannon Miller at our ovarian cancer awareness events. Her inspirational story added an uplifting element to the day, and the video of her Olympic gymnastic success was truly joyful. Early detection of ovarian cancer and a happy outcome like Shannon’s is the holy grail we hope to make a reality for more women in the future. Thank you Shannon for adding your voice to our cause.”
- Andrew Berchuck, MD, Director, Gynecologic Oncology at Duke University Medical Center
I can’t begin to tell you how outstanding she was. What really set the stage for her presentation was her video on her winning the Gold! You could hear a pin drop when she spoke. When her petite little frame stepped up to the podium, no one had any idea she was going to blow them away with her amazing story. She brought everyone to tears. So many of the doctors came up to me and said, “Sandy, do you remember when she did that vault? I remember it, and I remember praying for her to make it!” She touched the hearts of everyone in attendance.
With her struggles to win the Gold at the Olympics, she was being prepared to face other challenges in her life. God gave her the strength, courage, hope and love to face any adversity that would come her way in life. She shared her story so that those in the audience who thought she was just an “Olympic Champion” knew she was much more than that. She is the bright and shining star that has endured more than her share of pain and suffering. Her encouragement to others to stay healthy, eat healthy, and to exercise to stay fit is crucial, because we never know what the future holds for any of us. Her story of strength, courage, hope and never giving up, gave to each of us there the example and encouragement for each of us to follow. I still receive compliments on her presentation and for reaching out to her to speak to our physicians and their wives.
Thank you, Shannon, for sharing your evening with us. You are truly an amazing young lady!
-Sandy Deeba, CME Manager for the Oklahoma State Medical Association