In 1986, Ed Hearn fulfilled his childhood dream as a member of the
World Champion New York Mets.
The following year with the Kansas City Royals, he was set to make
those big "million dollar bank deposits" today's professional athletes
are accustomed to, when suddenly, a serious shoulder injury brought
a premature end to a very promising and brilliant career.
Determined to overcome this untimely setback, he made a successful
transition into the "real world." But less than six months after his
baseball career had ended, he was diagnosed with three very serious
and potentially life threatening health conditions.
In just one short year, he had gone from being a big, strong, highly
conditioned athlete, to a man who was too weak to get out of bed without
Today, after two life-changing kidney transplants, a successful bout
with cancer, the aid of a breathing machine each night, a $3,000 IV
once a month, and $40,000 of medication per year, Ed has come back to
live a life that is truly an inspiration.
As author of Conquering Life's Curves, and speaker, his courage,
faith and determination speak volumes to us as we face life's difficult
Yes, Ed Hearn is very entertaining, captivating and motivating, but
what makes him so uniquely special is his genuine desire to empower
and uplift those around him. His inspiring, real life message will leave
your audience remembering him not so much as an athlete, but more as
a man who has had a lasting impact on their lives.
Ed Hearn is the first and only, current or former professional athlete,
from our country's four major sports, to receive the highest earned
designation in professional speaking the CSP (Certified Speaking
Professional). Less than 7% of the 5,000 speakers who belong to the
International Federation for Professional Speakers hold this designation!
Mr. Hearn is also the founder of The Bottom of the Ninth. As
a nonprofit public charity, it's mission is to equip, support and provide
resources to uniquely qualified role models who are committed to boldly
rebuilding the spirit and character of our nation through personal testimony,
mentoring, motivational presentation, and inspirational products.
his current program titles.