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Jessica was a fantastic speaker, I know she touched so many in our audience yesterday. Many of our guests came up to me after her presentation and raved. It was an honor to have Jessica tell her story. I will be forever touched her courage and dignity.

Kelley Stachurski

Director, SIGINT Systems

It was a wonderful day!! I hear nothing but great things from attendees yesterday about Jessica- Everyone loved having her here!!

Dawn Candy

WISE Conference, Houston

"At DaVita we think about ourselves as being a Community first and a Company second. We take this very seriously. Decisions we make for our teammates (employees) are based around the thinking; “What would a community do?” We further believe we have a responsibility to affect the communities we live and work in as well in a productive way. By taking this active role, we talk about the effect it creates as sending ripples beyond our community and impacting human beings well outside our company.


I think that is what Jessica does when she shares her story. Her story, one of a humanitarian focused on helping others and then inexplicably finding herself suddenly in an unbelievably awful situation. She then summons up courage, resourcefulness and the unwillingness to give in. Her gift 9 in telling it is the raw emotion she is willing to bring you in to. Jessica's humility shines through as she tells it and draws you further and further in.


Our audience of 100 senior leaders and their spouses were mesmerized. They could not stop talking about the emotional impact it had on them. Her story gave them pause to reflect on all they have and to cherish it, and not forget the fragility that may lie beneath it. So while we all feel for her and would never wish this to happen to anyone, by Jessica being willing to share her story she creates a beautiful example of what it means to send ripples outside of her community and favorably impact the lives of other human beings. Thank you Jessica."

Jim Greewood


"Jessica was an EXCELLENT guest speaker for our spouse's breakfast event at the Broadmoor.  I was fortunate to meet with her personally before the event and she shared so much about her  life, both before and after such a harrowing experience.  I was moved to tears when I read her book "IMPOSSIBLE ODDS", and I don't think there was a dry eye in the ballroom as she shared her experience with all of us.  She graciously allowed questions from the audience, and everyone i spoke to afterwards were very moved by her story and her ability to relive  that nightmare.  My only regret is that we did not think to have copies of her book available (many people were asking about it and would have loved to have her sign their copy)..."

Beth Szymczak

Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors' National Association

"Jessica Buchanan is a wonderful ambassador for our Navy SEAL Foundation. During her life and death struggle in an austere environment, she never quit. Like the U.S. Navy SEALs who came to her rescue, Jessica’s faith in herself and her loved ones triumphed over evil in the most daunting of circumstances. Jessica Buchanan’s inspirational work, then and now, continues to make a positive difference in the world."

Rear Admiral Garry J. Bonelli, U.S. Navy SEAL (Retired)

Chairman, Board of Directors, Navy SEAL Foundation

"Thank you for participating as a guest speaker at our Navy SEAL Tribute event. I have never seen a room filled with hundreds of people who were so simply put, spellbound.  Your dedication and love for each other, your courage to survive given such impossible odds and your strength to share your story with such dignity and grace was inspirational to all who attended."

Mark Kendall

Navy SEAL Tribute Chairman, President Kenmark/Half Moon Bay Golf Resort

"Jessica was the very best! Her gripping story kept the ACE Summit audience hanging on every word. Beyond her story is a great person who will provide a rich experience for all who come in contact with her. It was an honor to meet and become friends with Jessica."

John Kelly

CEO, Bluegrass Business Media, ACE Summit EXPO

"Can I tell you, we absolutely loved Jessica.  She was such an amazing speaker who held the entire audience in her hand.  Aside from the professional she was, she too was very personable.  We all felt such a connection with her and were extremely proud for Lamar State College-Orange to bring in such a dynamic speaker who also is an amazing humanitarian."

Phyllis Ford

Lamar State College - Orange

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