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Do you want Shirley Cheng on your show? It may look like this...

Can a star shine so brightly that no darkness remains?

Find out in this thought-provoking show when blind, disabled child prodigy Shirley Cheng empowers, inspires, and motivates your audience to go for their gold medals in life

Are you having a bad day? Then meet Shirley Cheng, A.K.A. the modern day Helen Keller.

"Although I'm blind, I can see far and wide; even though I'm disabled, I can climb high mountains," says Shirley Cheng.

This is the kind of spirit and attitude that has allowed her to go for the gold medal and accomplish her life's passions, including:
* Finishing the entire elementary school with only about 180 days of attendance (and on the first day, she knew very little English and her book knowledge was non-existent)
* Doing math and chemistry in her head without Braille or vision, and still achieving exceptionally high scores and grades
* Writing and publishing three books by the age of twenty-one after she lost her eyesight, among many other achievements

"I'm not disabled, I'm ultra-abled." --Shirley Cheng

This miracle survivor will empower, inspire, and motivate your audience to reach for their stars, whether they are disabled or non-disabled.

Motivational Speaking

If you need a speaker who will deliver heartfelt messages that will make your audience laugh and cry at the same time, then count on Shirley to provide such inspiration to empower your audience members to dance with their hearts to the music of life. E-mail Shirley to schedule a speaking engagement.

"If you are looking for an inspirational, upbeat guest, call Shirley Cheng, author of numerous books and queen of happiness. Despite being disabled and blind, Shirley sees far and wide and is extremely popular with the listeners as she motivates others to live in the moment, overcome obstacles, and shine from the heart. Do I love Shirley? Absolutely-she's a dynamo!" -Cynthia Brian, New York Times Bestselling Author, Producer and Host of StarstyleŽ-Be the Star You Are!

"I truly did enjoy interviewing Shirley about her life and her books. Her personal struggle is a lesson to us all on how to take extremely difficult circumstances and turn them into goodness. Shirley's willingness to answer questions with open honesty and personal integrity is rare for one so young. But then, she has lived a life filled with more hard reality in twenty-three years than most do in a whole lifetime. I admire this author and inspirational human being." -Valerie Connelly, Host of Calling All Authors

"Shirley was a guest on my program and I would highly recommend her as a guest to anyone who wants to inspire their audience with positive motivation and example of the power of the individual. Shirley is a young woman whose story would inspire anyone to work with their limitations and move past them with energy and grace instead of complaining. It is so easy to complain and stay in one's 'pity pot' however, Shirley's story shows how limitations can be overcome in wonderful ways when earnest energy is applied." -Donna Seebo, Host of the Donna Seebo Show


Dr. Shirley Cheng, award-winning author with twenty-seven book awards, Bible teacher, founder of Ultra-Ability.com Ministry, motivational speaker, self-empowerment expert, poet, advocate, born in 1983, was diagnosed with severe juvenile rheumatoid arthritis at only eleven months old. Owing to years of hospitalization between China and America, she received no education until the age of eleven. She started school in a special education class in elementary school, and back then, she only knew very little English and her book knowledge was non-existent. However, she mastered grade level in all areas after only about 180 days of attendance, and immediately entered regular sixth grade in middle school. She has been a high honor student ever since, achieving the Student of the Year and the Student of the Month, along with other academic, writing, and art awards. Unfortunately, she lost her eyesight at the age of seventeen. She received her high school equivalency diploma at nineteen. She took the entire GED test, including mathematical calculations, graphs, and an essay, without Braille or vision, but received a special recognition award for achieving a very high score.

Shirley Cheng is the author of 8-time award winner Waking Spirit: Prose & Poems the Spirit Sings (with foreword by New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Brian), a heartfelt collection that explores a world of dancing hearts, singing spirits, with infinite love from life (ISBN: 9780615136806 paperback; 9780615138930 hardback); Daring Quests of Mystics, a soothing read to relax the mind, body, and spirit (ISBN: 9781411656642); an empowering 700-page autobiography, The Revelation of a Star's Endless Shine: A Young Woman's Autobiography of a 20-Year Tale of Trials and Tribulations (ISBN: 9781411618602); and Dance with Your Heart: Tales and Poems That the Heart Tells, an anthology of inspirational and fantasy short stories (fairy tales, fables, and myths) and poems for the heart from the heart (ISBN: 9781411618589).

With highly acclaimed experts like Dr. Wayne Dyer, Tony Robbins, and Brian Tracy, Shirley co-authored Wake Up...Live the Life You Love: Finding Life's Passion, the latest installment in the bestselling Wake Up...Live the Life You Love series; she is also the co-author of 101 Great Ways to Improve Your Life, Volume 2, along with leading experts Jack Canfield, John Gray, Richard Carlson, Alan Cohen, Bob Proctor, et al.

Shirley is also an advocate of parental rights in children's medical care, and aide/caregiver monitoring and screening for students with special needs and people with disabilities, and has the vision of a better America for both parents and children. She is a victim and miracle survivor of not only her painful disease but more so of serious faults in American medical system, including two custody cases her mother, Juliet Cheng, had battled and won after disagreeing with doctors' recommended treatments, one of which lasted for five months in 1990 in Connecticut that made international headlines on major media, like The New York Times and The Associated Press (an incomplete list of media reports), and gained the support of Katharine Hepburn and Connie Chung.

"When doctors ask yes or no, parents should have the right to say no," says Shirley

Juliet and her lawyer, George Athanson-a former mayor of Hartford, Connecticut, for eleven years-appeared on CBS This Morning with Paula Zahn.

Shirley was also the victim of abusive behavior and mistreatment from one-to-one aides for years while attending public schools. "The problem with the uncaring aides actually lies in the authorities," says Shirley. "If the school officials had listened to my complaints, I wouldn't have gone through all that suffering."

Using her new voice as an adult, Shirley now fights to protect today's parents and children and the future of America. She hopes to bring awareness to the public with her 700-page autobiography, The Revelation of a Star's Endless Shine: A Young Woman's Autobiography of a 20-Year Tale of Trials & Tribulations.

Shirley is available for interviews, speaking engagements, book signings, and inspirational events. Read her detailed biography or listen to some of her audio interviews.

Media Releases

Website URL: http://www.shirleycheng.com
Author's Bio
Parental Rights in Children's Medical Care
Past Appearances
Media Release for The Revelation of a Star's Endless Shine
Media Release for Dance with Your Heart
Media Release for Daring Quests of Mystics
Media Release for 101 Great Ways to Improve Your Life, Volume 2