Breast Cancer Survivor Speaker
50 SHADES OF PINK!
‘A JOURNEY OF HOPE AND HUMOR’
Can cancer be a laughing matter? A couple of weeks after my mastectomy a friend’s brother said, “I know it’s a rough thing you’re going through. My aunt had a vasectomy.” Can you imagine?? You can’t make this stuff up!
As one of America’s top breast cancer survivor speakers and humorist, Diana believes that healing can start as you begin to find your sense of humor again. Not your typical cancer survivor speaker Diana Jordan has motivated, empowered and kept in stitches hundreds of groups as she shares her journey of hope with humor. Diana is in demand as all kinds of cancers are on the rise. Her presentation is unique in that she is a dynamic, fun and funny breast cancer speaker.
A grateful eight-year survivor Diana shares her thoughts and personal stories that have helped her overcome many adversities in life. As an award winning comedian for the last 25 years Diana shares her message through the twists and turns of her journey. Dr. Christi Funk performed Diana’s breast surgery and Dr. Jay Orringer was her reconstruction doctor. “Women have to interview, interview, interview and not be intimidated to find doctors they like and feel comfortable with. Don’t be intimidated.” Five years later these two same surgeons performed Angelina Jolie’s preventative mastectomy. “See, I did my homework!” Diana says.
The Second Part of the Journey… Insult was added to Diana’s injury when within the first six months following the mastectomy she was using a heating pad on her tummy as a form of warmth and comfort when she fast fell asleep. As those in the business know, that following a mastectomy the breast has no feeling. No nerve endings. Unaware that a corner of the high heat-producing pad had crept up and covered a third of the breast, the next morning she discovered that a hole had been burned in it and barely missed the implant. Doctors were not able to save to breast. Devastated of course, Diana called upon her inner strength and ability to overcome life’s challenges to pull her through six more unplanned operations, more time off from work, and forcing her to go bankrupt. However, never losing her sense of humor and unstoppable wit, when Diana’s reconstruction Doctor asked her (since they had to basically start over) would she like him to make her breast larger? she quipped, ‘Doc, when I fly, I want to be the flotation device!”
Diana is a favorite Breast Cancer Survivor and Cancer Survivor Speaker.
Laugh through some of her “Oops” moments with Tom Cruise when she appeared in the hit movie “Jerry Maguire” with Tom Cruise. Share an “Oopsrah” moment during her comedy routine on the Oprah Winfrey show, and what it was like to date Robin Williams.
Diana leaves audiences with laughter and a more positive way to deal with this difficult situation.
- Discuss how to use laughter and humor to cope with stress, change, pain management and attitude.
- Explore the many health benefits of laughter (massages the heart, improves circulation, lowers blood pressure, releases endorphins, and helps you lose weight! Yea!
- How to find your funny by making and using your own ‘Gigglebox!” (A Dr. Oz favorite!)
- Getting used to your ‘New Normal’ and how to continue the journey with hope and humor.