Are You Ready To Defy The Odds With

Olympic Bronze Medalist & Inspirational Speaker

Akeem Haynes

What a message shared by Akeem! I don’t think I’ve heard any other speaker connect a message so well with an audience especially ours. Thank you for inspiring us!
— Big Brothers Big Sister Canada
I’ve never heard a more captivating speaker. Akeem was honest, eloquently spoken and beyond inspiring. During his presentation I felt a roller-coaster of emotions. His story is like non I’ve ever heard personally. Thank you Akeem for inspiring us to continue to be the change!
— The Alex Community Centre

We all get hit by life at times and in most cases, life doesn’t always send warning shots. The unexpected blows usually hurt the most, but you can soften the blow by taking a moment to see what you’re up against. In my own personal life, I knew there was a 1.35% chance of me getting a full athletic scholarship at a division one school. Not to mention I had two different learning disabilities. NONETHELESS, 3.5 years later I graduated from the University of Alabama.

In Order to

Defy The Odds

You have to know what your up against!



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