John O’Shaughnessy

After beating bladder cancer as a young child, at the age of 10 John underwent ostomy surgery. John did his best to hide his condition from everyone around him out of fear that he would be teased and ostracized by his peers. It was not until John’s young adult years that he began to develop the necessary self-confidence to effectively deal with his condition. He began to cultivate his love for sports and started actively training to compete in marathons and Ironman triathlons. He hopes to motivate, entertain, and inspire all audiences.

John is available to provide talks around Southern Vancouver Island. You can read more about John at

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