Thursday, November 10, 2011

Convention 2012 Keynote Speaker

We are so pleased to announce the keynote speaker for Convention 2012: Passport to Freedom—J.R. Martinez!

In 2003, J.R. Martinez was severely burned after a Humvee explosion during a military deployment in Iraq. During his time in recovery, J.R. began sharing his story and learning from others' experiences. Since then, J.R. has become a highly sought-after motivational speaker, traveling the country to spread his message of resilience and optimism. Also, J.R. played combat veteran Brot Monroe on ABC's daytime drama, "All My Children" for close to three years.

J.R. Martinez went through a harrowing and life-changing event, but he refused to let it define his outlook on life and his future. Rather, he learned from his adversity and used that knowledge to help others rise above their own life challenges. J.R. says that he's grateful for what happened to him because it paved the way for his life today.

Recently, we mentioned to some family members that J.R. Martinez was going to speak at 4Life's upcoming convention. We were surprised to see that they were really excited! One female family member confessed to having a crush on J.R. since she first saw him perform on "Dancing with the Stars." Another said that she was really impressed when she read his story in the November 7 issue of People magazine. We're pleased that our family members are excited about this convention keynote speaker announcement. And, we're confident that you, our 4Life family members, will also be equally thrilled to hear J.R. Martinez tell his story of triumph over great adversity.

We think our theme of "Passport to Freedom" fits in perfectly with J.R.'s message of finding hope, overcoming trials, and achieving dreams. J.R. says that he went from fighting for his own life to helping inspire others to fight for their own. Don't miss his keynote address and be inspired to fight for your freedom!

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