TEDx Talk w/PHS Alum

TEDx Talk w/PHS Alum
Posted on 10/24/2018
TEDxParHighOur next Service Night will be Tuesday, October 30th at 7:00PM. We are hosting a PHS Alum/Author/Speaker, Matt Newman ('92), who has been traveling the country delivering TEDx talks about his experience with brain cancer. If you're interested in speaking or writing or motivational talks, or know someone who has faced cancer, this is a great event to attend.

After experiencing horrible headaches, insomnia, and strange speech issues for four months, Matt realized something was very wrong. When Matt finally went to the hospital, the doctors confirmed the worst; he had grade three astrocytoma. Matt was diagnosed with brain cancer at 39 years old.

Luckily, he had someone to help him through every terrible moment. Matt’s father-in-law Larry was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer three years earlier. The two men found support in each other and their combined family as they worked to find normalcy in an abnormal situation.

Matt’s memoir, Starting at the Finish Line, chronicles the journey his family and support group took, which led him to a place of clarity, understanding, and appreciation. 

Matt has shared his journey through multiple TEDx talks around the US and other events; his speeches inspire, motivate, and share the real-life story of the need to plan.

Check out Matt’s website Starting at the Finish Line to learn more. 

Hope to see you Tuesday night!

Dr. Denis L. Mulroony, Principal

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