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Donna A. Heckler

Donna A. Heckler

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Travels from Dayton, Ohio

And Then God Gave Me A Time Out! Highly motivational and energizing, Ms. Heckler’s shares her personal journey through a shattered leg, a new job and stage three breast cancer.  Trusting in God, while finding humor in her situation at times, this faith-filled Catholic leans heavily on her spiritual foundation to stand up to her challenges, choosing to live as radiantly as possible in the process.

Ms. Heckler jokes that God gave her a timeout when she injured her leg.  However, because she didn’t fully learn to sit quietly with him, he gave her another, bigger time out, stage 3 cancer.

Ms. Heckler has served as a global marketing executive for several multi-billion dollar organizations.  A very accomplished and busy professional, this faith-filled Catholic missed God in her everyday life, and yet couldn’t figure out how to make time for him.  So, God gave her a “time-out” with a freak leg accident.  No sooner had her leg started to heal and she started interviewing for a new job when she discovered her stage 3 breast cancer.

Ms. Heckler worked through her treatments but worked even more at trying to live radiantly every day.  Sometimes it meant all she could do was smile.  Other days it meant a lot more, even traveling for work.  During her journey, she kept a journal, a blog.  She has since converted the journal into a book entitled, Living Like A Lady When You Have Cancer.  She interviewed many other patients and medical providers, in an effort to provide countless insights, tips and tricks to live, and live radiantly through a cancer journey.  The book has been recognized as an International Book Awards Finalist winner.

God now takes a front seat in her life as she shares her journey, her beliefs, tips and tricks. The tips and tricks in her book are very practical as Ms. Heckler believes that if we can easily know about and take care of the little things of everyday life, it frees us up to live radiantly, with God shining through everyday.

Ms. Heckler shares her story, her path, with humor, faith and passion.  She motivates and energizes you to live your most radiant life, regardless of the journey you are on.



"Donna's talk has made me realize that I NEED to start spending more time with God."  Gina - Oklahoma 

"I felt badly for whoever had to follow Immaculee.  And then Donna was next and absoloutely knocked it out of the park!"  Margaret - Oklahoma

"She touched my soul!  I truly enjoyed being in her presence."  Michele - Illinois

"Donna was warm, funny, inspiring and faith-filled."  Jane - Missouri

"What an amazing talk.  I wish my sister could have heard her talk when she was going through cancer treatment."  Nancy - Indiana





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