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Mike Shoreman, “The Unbalanced Paddleboarder,” is a fun and personable paddleboarder. On a trip to India, he stands before the Ganges River, and awakens to his passion of inspiring others on the water. He returns home, becomes a professional paddlbeboarding coach, taught stand-up paddleboarding and ran a business. His dream of sharing his gift with students becomes a reality.
One morning, everything changes. A sudden neurological condition called Ramsay Hunt Syndrome (a result of having chicken pox as a child) wakes him in excruciating pain. With a collapsed face, extreme vertigo, and an inability to walk properly, Mike is devastated that his budding paddleboarding career has come to an abrupt end. Hopelessness and loss enfold him as he is left to grieve his old life.
Instead, Mike channeled his pain into purpose. He used positive thinking to reverse falling down. He got back up and stepped bravely into a life that looks nothing like the one he had originally planned. He wrote Diaries of The Unbalanced Paddleboarder: Crash and RISE: From Victim to Thriving Survivor to highlight what it truly means to crash and rise again by transcending mental and physical limitations in order to share his light with the world. His story reminds us that it is always darkest just before the dawn.
In August 2020, he entered Speaker Slam, the largest North American Inspirational Speaking Competition. He gave his first speech ever that evening to 300 people hoping to uplift a few people in the room. Titled “I said yes,” Mike won the competition.
Today, Mike still coaches paddleboarding while being a sought-after motivational speaker.
Mike Shoreman would welcome the opportunity to speak with Good News Broadcast about how to survive, thrive and say YES.
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