About Emily

author, speaker, writer, still Emily

Emily Owen is an author, speaker and workshop facilitator whose inspiring and motivational story began when, as energetic teenager who was an athlete and skilled musician, she was diagnosed as suffering from Neurofibromatosis Type 2 (NF2).

Since then Emily has survived many complicated surgical procedures, been close to death, and seen the gradual erosion of all the abilities that defined her personality, including the total loss of her hearing.

Despite this she has a remarkable sense of humour and has coped with everything she has been through due to her strong Christian faith, her supportive family and indomitable personality. She’s open and honest in telling her story to others and uses her experiences to motivate and inspire people of all ages, backgrounds, professions and cultures.

Emily published her story in a moving book – Still Emily – which describes the years of intracranial surgery that she underwent with the gradual loss of the facilities that defined her life – her hearing and her balance – and a gradual re-evaluation of her life plans.

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