Expected to die. Now teaching others how to truly live. In 1987, John O’Leary was a curious nine-year-old boy. Playing with re and gasoline, John created a massive explosion in his home and was burned on 100% of his body. He was given 1% chance to live. This epic story of survival was rst showcased in his parents’ book, Overwhelming Odds, in 2006. Originally printing 200 copies for friends and family, his parents have sold 60,000+ copies, most in back-of- room sales at John’s speaking events. It was this book that rst invited John to embrace his miraculous recovery and share it with the world. Today, John is an inspirational speaker teaching more than 50,000 people around the world each year how to live inspired. Consistently described as “the best speaker we’ve ever had,” John’s emotional storytelling, unexpected humor and authenticity make each of his presentations truly inspirational. John’s first book ON FIRE: The 7 Choices to Ignite a Radically Inspired Life was an instant #1 National Bestseller; 30,000+ copies sold in the first 3 weeks. John is a contributor for The Huffington Post and Parade Magazine website and has an online community of 75,000+. John considers his greatest success to be his marriage to his wife Beth, their four children and his relationships with friends and family.