Stephanie Decker

Double Amputee Hero
Motivate and Inspire Attendees to overcome any adversity.
Stephanie Decker motivational speaker, amputee

SPEAKING VIDEOS

Stephanie Decker is an Inspiring Motivational Speaker

Using her own story, Stephanie Decker provides the inspiration and motivation your team needs to take on challenges. She helps you discover your inner hero, as well as recognize the everyday heroes in life. She shares how humor, teamwork, and setting goals can be used to overcome any obstacle.

She was featured in Successful Meeting’s list of Most Reliable Keynote Speakers who surpass expectations. She was also named as a L’Oreal “Woman of Worth” Honoree and nominated for the 2015 Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award for her foundation work.

Using her foundation as an example, she demonstrates how everyone can make a difference in their lives for a cause greater than themselves.

In March of 2012, a tornado ripped through the town of Henryville, Indiana. Stephanie Decker, a 37-year-old mother, found herself in a life-altering moment. As her house began to disintegrate around her, she shielded her two young children with her body. Her dream home fell in, crushing her legs, but because of her heroic actions, Stephanie’s children were amazingly unscathed. It was a miracle that she even survived and made it to the hospital. At that point, doctors determined that parts of both legs would need to be amputated.

Since the accident, Stephanie has been featured on: The Today Show, The Ellen Degeneres Show, ABC World News Tonight as “Person of the Week,” USA Today, USA Weekend, and People Magazine. She was featured in Successful Meetings‘ list of Most Reliable Keynote Speakers who surpass expectations. She was also named as one of L’Oreal’s 2014 Women of Worth Honorees and nominated for the 2015 Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award for her foundation work.

Program

Since the tornado that took both of her legs, Stephanie Decker had to rethink and rebuild her life as she knew it. Using her own story, Stephanie helps an audience find their inner hero as well as recognize the everyday heroes all around us. She provides the inspirational message to help attendees develop a “can do” attitude to face their own challenges.

Key Takeaways:
1. Become inspired to overcome any obstacle and adversity.
2. Find your inner hero as well as the strength to overcome challenges.
3. Learn the importance of developing a “can do” attitude when facing challenges.

“Stephanie is a fantastic speaker who captivates an audience and inspires everyone that she talks to. She has taken her experience and paid it forward for the good of others and made it a great lesson for all that have the chance to hear her speak.”
– American Red Cross

“If you’re looking for a speaker that is heartfelt, real, raw and funny – Stephanie Decker fits the bill perfectly. Her story sparked unbelievable emotion and she delivered it with grace and humor. She was a dream to work with and truly delivered everything we were looking for and more.”
-EXIT Realty Corporation International

“Stephanie was awesome. She delivered a great speech and answered many many questions from the attendees.”
– Indiana Electric Cooperatives

“Everything with Stephanie was wonderful! She is just simply delightful and I was honored to meet her. Many attendees said that it was the best conference they had attended and this was the 42nd annual event!”
– Indiana Hospital Association

Topics

Overcoming Adversity
Change
Motivational
Disability Issues
Inspiration
Goal Setting
Women Empowerment
Amputee
Advocacy
Healthcare
Social Entrepreneur

Best Client Types

Healthcare/Insurance
Corporate
Associations
Community Outreach
Non-Profits

Best Attendee Types

Healthcare Professionals
Insurance Professionals
Management
Organization Teams
Community Based
Religious

Additional Videos

Courage in the storm: TEDx

Stephanie Decker Helps Disabled Children | Women of Worth | L’Oreal

Mother Shields Children From Tornado, Loses Limbs: "World News" Person of the Week

The Stephanie Decker Foundation

Since the tornado that took both of her legs, Stephanie Decker was sure of one thing: She wanted to use her story to help others. At the time of the accident, her story was getting a lot of media attention. Rather than have the spotlight on herself, Stephanie decided to use this as an opportunity to create the Stephanie Decker Foundation to help others in similar situations — especially children as well as those who do not have access to leading-edge prosthetic products.

Stephanie Decker Featured In...

As a keynote speaker, Stephanie Decker shares her story with audiences everywhere. She speaks about the importance of having "courage in the storm" and overcoming obstacles no matter how difficult things may get. Her story of courage and determination resonates well with various audience types, including corporate organizations, business leaders, and community-based groups, among others.

Stephanie's story has since been featured on The Today Show, The Ellen Degeneres Show, ABC World News Tonight as "Person of the Week," and many more.

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