Jon is one of the most sought after Keynote Speakers on the circuit. His presentation, LIFE IS MAGIC, is truly one-of-a-kind. Weaving his inspirational story with world-class magic, his energy is contagious and his passion for life infectious.
After losing both parents at the age of 12, Jon spent a year in foster care before moving in with his Aunt Susan. With the attitude of “Live in Vision, not in Circumstance”, Jon rose above all odds to eventually earn two Pro Bowl appearances and a Super Bowl ring in his 14 year NFL career. Jon was forced to retire from the NFL when the New Orleans Saints diagnosed him with a life-threatening heart condition that required emergency open heart surgery. When asked about it, Jon saw the ‘magic’.
“I was traded to New Orleans and my life was saved by a Saint. All of us have experienced hard times in our life. That’s something all of us can relate to. We then make a decision, do we become victims or do we become people of vision? That decision is what separates us.”
Jon placed 3rd on NBC’s hit TV show, America’s Got Talent, and is a regular on the ELLEN DEGENERES Show. He was honored when asked to compete on America’s Got Talent: The Champions Edition, and making it to the finals recognized him as 1 of the top 10 acts in the world. His book, Life Is Magic, is scheduled to be released in 2019 by Simon & Schuster and Academy Award nominated producer, Mike Tollin, is in the process of making a major motion picture based on Jon’s life.
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