Misdiagnosed: Be the Person You Were Meant to Be


Jean Abbott

Aren’t we all misdiagnosed or misunderstood in one way or another?  It is human nature to judge others based on first impressions; intelligent, athletic, driven, lazy, rich, poor?  Jean was misdiagnosed and misunderstood most of her life by peers, co-workers, and complete strangers by the way she looked on the outside.  Jean will share with you how she overcame being judged by others to become a strong, independent and successful woman.  You will be empowered to take charge of your life and focus on the good in others.  

Speaker Bio

Jean Abbott was misdiagnosed as a young child with Spastic Diplegia, a form of Cerebral Palsy. After 33 years of countless doctor’s visits, medical procedures, unnecessary medications and surgeries, she was correctly diagnosed with Dopa Responsive Dystonia (DRD) and given a new life!

Jean is the author of Misdiagnosed: My Thirty-Year Struggle with a Debilitating Disorder I Never Had and has appeared on the Today show, Good Housekeeping and the U.K.'s Daily Mail. Since then, an overwhelming number of people from around the world have contacted Jean to tell her how inspired they were by her journey from “wheels to heels”.

These days, Jean enjoys all the adventures of her new life, but wouldn't change the journey that brought her to where she is today. Her positive attitude is highly contagious as she encourages others to appreciate the little things in life.

Facilitated By

Irmadene Hanson
Managing Director


Event Information

Start Date 10/10/2019 11:30 AM
End Date 10/10/2019 01:30 PM
Informal Networking 11:00am
Location Pinstripes
3849 Gallagher Drive
Edina MN 55435
United States
Chapter Twin Cities, MN
3849 Gallagher Drive
    Edina MN 55435
    United States

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