Three-Time Cancer Conqueror Who Completed Seven Marathons on Seven Continents After Relearning How to Walk Kicks Off Fall Tour of Inspiration

Tuesday, August 2, 2016 Cancer News J E 4

DALLAS, Aug. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Keynote inspirational speaker and three-time cancer conqueror Matt Jones who survived a bone marrow transplant, relearned how to walk, and completed seven marathons on seven continents is kicking off his fall tour of inspiration. Matt will share his life-changing transformational message of overcoming adversity beginning with 11 talks in August.  

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"You can't always control your circumstances, but you choose how you perceive them," said Jones, who earlier this year completed his sixth and seventh marathon in Chile and Antarctica.  "When I had to relearn how to walk, my dad told me, 'Son you can do it, one step at a time.' That's when I realized you need to become a 'Solutionist,' someone who is solution oriented and not problem focused when dealing with adversity."

On September 11, 2002, at the age of twenty-three, Matt Jones heard three words you never want to hear. "You have cancer." He would be diagnosed with leukemia. Seven months after going into remission the leukemia came back. At this time his doctor told him that he would need a bone marrow transplant.

Matt went back into remission a second time but while waiting for a bone marrow donor he would relapse. The cancer spread to the cerebral spinal fluid in his brain. On Valentine's Day 2004, Matt would slip into an unconscious state and doctors did not think he would live. Against all odds he recovered, had to relearn how to walk, and went through a successful bone marrow transplant.

Matt has taken his experiences of conquering cancer three times, going through a bone marrow transplant, relearning how to walk, and completing seven marathons on seven continents to become a top inspirational and motivational leadership keynote speaker You can find more information about him at

His talk is ideal for inspiring individuals and organizations to go from where they are to where they want to be. "My talk is designed to fire up, pump up, and inspire you to take action. When it comes to achieving greater victory, it's not the outside stuff that matters, but the inside stuff that counts. Overcoming adversity and achieving victory, like a marathon, is an endurance event," Matt said.

Individuals and organizations can use the strategies and lessons Matt Jones shares to overcome challenges they face and achieve greater victory. His talk is high energy, upbeat, and humorous. He works with meeting planners to tailor his talk for the audience and ensures it is relevant to their challenges and objectives.

His brand new book, "Life's a Marathon: 3 Unique Choices You Can Use to Overcome Adversity and Achieve Greater Victory in Your Business, Leadership & Life" shows:

  • You can't always control your circumstance but you can control your choices.
  • You three choices to overcome adversity and achieve greater victory.
  • How you can develop your Marathon Mentality.

You can see Matt in action by watching a video at

To hire Matt Jones as a keynote speaker, consultant or coach, go to

Matt Jones' Speaking Schedule for August 2016

8/3-Head Start, Kingman, AZ

8/5-Louisiana Credit Union, New Orleans, LA

8/6- Louisiana Credit Union, New Orleans, LA

8/7-Missouri Realtors Association, Lake of the Ozarks, MO

8/8-Missouri Realtors Association, Lake of the Ozarks, MO

8/10-Head Start, Yuma, AZ

8/12-Mariposa School District, Mariposa, CA

8/16-Mid Georgia Apartment Association, Warner Robins, GA

8/20-Unity Church, Baltimore, MD

8/25-Kentucky Rural Healthcare, Bowling Green, KY

8/27-International Association Administrative Professionals, Houston, TX

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