Get Yourself a Proverbial Cheerleader. 

A good support person is so important!

“They can pick your spirits up if you’re still bummed after the allotted three day grace period”. 


St. Mary Junior High School – Plano, IL
“I have Jesus in my heart” – Presentation

Carillon Lakes Cancer Support –Crestwood, IL
“We will survive”- Presentation

CO Thorncreek MOPS
“Strength, Back-bone and Simply Doing What’s Right” – Presentation

Aurora, IL Public Library
Book signing and interview

Northwestern Hospital Cancer Center- Dekalb, IL
“We will survive”- Presentation

St. Mary’s “Women at the well” –
Dekalb, IL
“My Humble Prayers Led to Miracles” – Presentation

St. John Lutheran church – Somonauk, IL
“The power of prayer” -Presentation

Rush Copley Hospital – Waterford Place Cancer Center – Aurora, IL
”My Humble Prayers Led to Miracles” – Presentation

St. Mary’s church, Sycamore IL 
“Do miracles really happen?”- Presentation

Rochelle, IL  Community Hospital – ‘Management Team Leader Seminar’
“What compassion really means to our patients”- Presentation

Sandwich Public Library – Sandwich, IL
“The power of faith”- Presentation

St. Paul the Apostle Church ‘Christian Women Group’ – Sandwich, IL
“The power of faith”- Presentation

Rochelle Community Hospital – ‘All About Me’- Cancer Survivor’s Luncheon and
Presentation – Rochelle, IL
“We will survive” -Presentation

Congregational United Church of Christ – Yorkville, IL
“The power of faith” luncheon and Presentation

St. John Lutheran church – Sandwich, IL
“God’s healing touch and hope” -Presentation

St. Scholastica Church – Woodridge, IL
“Do miracles really happen?” -Presentation

Oswego literary festival – Oswego, IL
Book signing

White Oaks library festival – Crest Hill, IL 
Book signing

Indie Author Fair – Somonauk, IL 
Book signing

St. John the Baptist ‘MOPs’ Group – Winfield, IL 
“My Humble Prayers Led to Miracles – A Mother’s Story” – Presentation

Chamber 5 th Annual Spring Show – Elburn, IL Book signing

Trinity Lutheran church – New Lenox, IL 
“The power of faith”- Presentation

Author Fair – Dekalb, IL 
“How Little Ole’ Me Became a Best Selling Author”- Signing and Presentation

Local Author Fair – Elmhurst, IL 
Book signing

Hometown Harvest – Somonauk, IL 
Book signing

Princeton Public Library – Princeton, IL 
Book signing

Ottawa Literary Festival – Ottawa, IL 
Book signing

Plano Middle School Author Day – Plano, IL 
Book signing

Somonauk Indie Day – Somonauk, IL 
Book signing

Crest Hill White Oaks – Crest Hill, IL 
Book signing

Virgil Ss Peter and Paul
“My Humble Prayers Led to Miracles” – Presentation

Relay for life
Joan has also been inspiring many as a keynote speaker at numerous ‘Relay for Life’  events over the years!

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