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Need an inspirational & motivational speaker for your event?


In 2010 Eldonna donated a kidney to a virtual stranger, setting off a chain of kidney transplants. She published her memoir Lost in Transplantation: Memoir of an Unconventional Organ Donor chronicling her experience in hopes of inspiring others to "be the change" they want to see in the world. Eldonna also participated in a documentary titled "Perfect Strangers" that follows one donor (Eldonna) and one participant over the course of four years. Her debut novel, THIS I KNOW is scheduled for release in early 2018.


Eldonna now travels around the United States speaking upon topics such as:


  • Love is a Verb: Altruism as a Way of Finding Meaning and Purpose in Your Life

  • Lost in Transplantation: A Living Donor's Perspective (also for medical staff)

  • Writing a Memoir/Novel Worth Reading (For Writer's Conferences and Groups)


Whether you're looking for a keynote speaker to inspire conference attendees or facilitate breakout sessions for workplace staff, Eldonna is the perfect choice . A born communicator, Eldonna's warm engaging personality and uplifting style consistently wins over the hearts and minds of participants. Her encouraging talks on kindness, positivity, and creative self-discovery are designed to leave attendees with a new perspective on relating to others, both at work and in their personal lives.


Contact Eldonna at the link above for a more complete list of topics, fee schedule and available dates for your event.

Motivational Inspirational Speaker Eldonna Edwards

Eldonna’s ability to connect with the audience provided an opportunity for a meaningful and insightful experience. Her approachability and earnestness created an atmosphere of open and thoughtful dialogue” Hilary Mayes, Special Events Coordinator/National Kidney Foundation of Michigan



  • Very engaging presenter!”

  • “Very inspiring and I enjoyed her message.”

  • “Good information!”

  • “It’s exactly what I needed to hear.”

  • “Caring person. Good message!”

  • “Eldonna is a blessing to the world.”

  • “Lovely and inspirational lady. I could feel the compassion! Loved it!”

  • “Inspiring personal story”

  • “Wonderful!”

  • “Very inspiring and I would love to come again.”

  • “Wow!”

  • “Excellent!”

  • “Very inspirational! Loved it!”

  • “Great speaker!”

  • “Awesome speaker! Very, very inspirational!!”

  • “Well presented in a very caring way to all”

  • “Great message in today’s fast and selfish world.”

  • “Simple and purposeful. Good energy.”

Eldonna is a joy to work with and she connected beautifully with our attendees. Betsy Hays, Speaker Coordinator/Central California Women's Conference

Thank you so much for helping to make the 2015 Heartland Kidney Conference a big success!  You were the shining star of our program. The images you shared in your presentation made us laugh and your heartfelt personal story caused us all to evaluate the real meaning of giving.  You have an incredible story and an amazing style. I hope you have the opportunity to continue to share these gifts with others.  Shane Perry, Interim Executive Director/Heartland Kidney Network


Eldonna Edwards
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