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Motivational Speaking Event: Jamie McDonald at Hotel Dieu Hospital

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Auditorium- Johnson 1

Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston Health Sciences Centre

166 Brock Street

Kingston, ON

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Come join Kingston Health Sciences Centre- Hotel Dieu Hospital and the RNAO Kingston Chapter over lunch for this FREE event as we welcome Jamie to Kingston on another cross-Canada tour. Laughs, tears, and good food! Anyone can be a superhero!

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Talk from 12:00 – 1:00 pm; Light lunch will be available just outside the auditorium starting at 11:30am.

ABOUT JAMIE

Jamie McDonald, against all odds, has become something of an adventurer.

Jamie spent the first nine years of his life in and out of hospital with a rare spinal condition known as syringomyelia. Combined with a very weak immune system and epilepsy, Jamie’s health was very poor. He was treated at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital and Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital in London. At nine years old, the symptoms eased, something Jamie attributes to an effort to become more active.

In February 2014, Jamie finished an historic journey across Canada, becoming the first person in history to run the 5,000 miles from the Atlantic coast to the Pacific coast without the aid of a support crew. Starting in March 2013, his run raised more than £250,000 for sick children in Canada and the UK. He battled -40°C temperatures, the Rockies, a frostbitten nose, numerous potentially challenge-stopping injuries (including the permanent misshaping of his right foot) and more to finish in Vancouver, running the equivalent of a marathon most days – whilst wearing a Superhero costume The Flash. Yup, one costume the entire time – mental. He filmed his journey all the way across to create a short, BBC documentary.

On top of all this, Jamie’s even found the time to write a book called: Adventureman: Anyone Can Be a Superhero – which you can order now on Amazon.

Now Jamie is embarking on another tour across Canada to promote his new book. And of course, it goes without saying, that he’ll be taking on other challenges and adventures in the near future.

For more information, check out www.jamiemcdonald.org

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Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston Health Sciences Centre

166 Brock Street

Kingston, ON

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