Travels from: Fort Worth / Dallas, Texas
I help audiences find their WHY, overcome obstacles/challenges by inspiring action so they can find fulfillment, joy & ultimately happiness.
Fun Facts About Don
Things I can’t live without: Family/Friends (relationships), the Great Outdoors
My favorite piece of advice: Focus on your aspirations & goals, remembering to connect w/ your WHY (reason) to keep you motivated! Always look & move forward & never, ever give up!
Describe yourself in one word: Tenacious
One thing you would like to check off your bucket list? Hike in Australia
Things I love: I am a leukemia survivor, so I love life & all that goes with it
Don Armstrong was diagnosed with leukemia, a blood cancer that threatened to end his life, in 2005. He endured five rounds of chemo in eight months, culminating in a successful stem cell transplant on May 12, 2006.
This was his new “birthday” and his second chance at life.
This journey was filled with uncertainty as well as life lessons and huge victories that changed almost every aspect of his life.
He discovered that adversity affects us all, but it doesn’t define us — it’s the way we react that determines and changes the outcome.
Well into his journey with leukemia, he decided he had to give back and make a difference. Since his diagnosis, he has run 22 marathons (4 internationally), completed two triathlons, a 100-mile bicycle ride, an endurance hike in Moab, Utah while raising over $200,000 for blood cancer research.
He decided to write Finish YOUR Race to share the extraordinary lessons and strategies learned while his life was on the line.
The strategies he discovered aren’t just for cancer patients — everyone can use them to empower their lives.
When you read this uplifting memoir, you will be captivated by his story, inspired by his determination and encouraged by his example. You’ll learn that it’s possible to transcend even the most challenging circumstances, find your life purpose and live it with passion in the process.
Finding Purpose – Finish YOUR Race / Seeing Beyond Obstacles
Clarifying Purpose (WHY) w/ Passion / Inspiring New Perspective & Improving Outcomes
Inspire to Act / Going from Dreaming to Doing
Dealing w/ change / Overcoming challenges