PUNTA ARENAS, Chile, Feb. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Keynote inspirational speaker, three-time cancer conqueror and bone marrow survivor, Matt Jones, who had to relearn how to walk, completes his sixth and seventh marathon on his sixth and seventh continent. On January 26th Matt completed the White Continent Marathon in Antarctica and three days later completed a marathon in Punta Arenas, Chile.
This is an amazing accomplishment for anyone, especially someone who had to overcome cancer spreading to his brain and relearning how to walk. On September 11, 2002, at the age of twenty-three, Matt Jones heard three words you never want to hear. "You have cancer." He was diagnosed with leukemia. Seven months after going into remission the cancer returned and was told he needed a bone marrow transplant.
Matt went back into remission but while waiting for a donor relapsed and the cancer spread to his brain. On Valentine's Day 2004, Matt would slip into an unconscious state and doctors did not think he would live. Against all odds he recovered, had to relearn how to walk, and went through a bone marrow transplant.
"You can't always control your circumstances, but you can have control over your choices," said Jones. "When I had to relearn how to walk, my dad told me, 'Son you can do it, one step at a time.' This became my motto in finishing a marathon on every continent."
Matt has taken his experiences of conquering cancer three times, going through a bone marrow transplant, relearning how to walk, and completing seven marathons on seven continents to become a top inspirational and motivational leadership keynote speaker. You can find more information about him at www.MatthewDJones.com
His talk is ideal for inspiring individuals and organizations to go from where they are to where they want to be in business, leadership, and life. "My talk is designed to fire up, pump up, and inspire you to take action in order to overcome adversity and achieve greater victory," he said.
His talk is high energy, upbeat, and humorous. Matt also tailors his talk for the audience ensuring it's relevant to their challenges and objectives.
His brand new book, "Life's a Marathon: 3 Unique Choices You Can Use to Overcome Adversity and Achieve Greater Victory in Your Business, Leadership & Life" shows:
- You can't always control your circumstance but you can control your choices.
- You three choices to overcome adversity and achieve greater victory.
You can see Matt in action by watching a video at
To hire Matt Jones as a keynote speaker, consultant or coach, go to http://www.MatthewDJones.com
Matt Jones' Seven Marathons on Seven Continents
2006-San Diego Rock 'n' Roll Marathon (North America)
2010-Rome Marathon (Europe)
2012-Tokyo Marathon (Asia)
2013-Perth City to Surf Marathon (Australia)
2014-Cape Town Marathon (Africa)
2016-White Continent Marathon (Antarctica)
2016-Punta Arenas, Chile Marathon (South America)
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SOURCE Matthew D Jones