BOOKING

A transplant saved my life on May 7, 2012

A transplant saved my life.

Do you need a speaker for your organization or event?

Life is full of twists and turns. Some people go through life content to just survive while others determine to thrive. What is the difference between surviving and thriving? I am convinced it is attitude and perspective! The way I see it, I can choose to be a whiner or act to be a shiner. When I speak to groups I bring a positive message of hope and encouragement that motivates change.

Life experiences have shaped the story I share. My story is a story of faith, family and overcoming the major obstacles that have challenged me. If you don’t know my story here are a few bullet points:

  • Health: May 7, 2012 my life was saved when surgeons grafted 55% of my son’s liver into me replacing my shriveled, diseased organ. I would love to speak to your group about organ donation, transplant or living with chronic illness.
  • Weight: From 310 to 200 pounds so far with no diets, weight loss surgeries or supplements. Before I fell ill with cirrhosis I went from 310 to 240 by changing my lifestyle and developing new habits. I enjoy sharing what is working for me to encourage others to get healthy.
  • Alcoholism: Though not an alcoholic myself, I grew up with an alcoholic father and thus have had to release baggage common to adult children of alcoholics. I look forward to equipping teens and adults with tools to help them overcome the challenges of being part of alcoholic families.
  • Marriage: I am thankful to say that Robin and I have been married for more than 3 decades. We enjoy speaking to couples looking to strengthen their marriages. Together we have raised 3 children, lived times of abundance and times of little, been close and drifted apart, faced failure and rejoiced in victory. We’ve faced chronic illness, uncertainty, poverty and death and have come through it all closer and more in love than ever. We are best friends. Encouraging couples and providing clues to a successful marriage is one of our favorite things to do.
  • Parenting: As a youth and family pastor of 25 years and a parent of 3 very different children, I’ve seen and experienced so much. Today I have a married daughter pursuing a Masters degree in Psychology, a son applying to medical schools now that he is closing in on finishing his Phd. in molecular biochemical research and a gifted chef who recently graduated from the top culinary school in the country, the Culinary Institute of America. Robin and I have learned much through trial and error, home schooling and balancing family activities. We love encouraging other parents.
  • Teenagers and young adults: I spent 25 years pouring my life into young people. As a speaker, I love hanging out after sessions, laughing, joking, playing and sharing life. I use a lot of humor in my presentations and connect well with those in the younger set.
  • Faith: My foundation. Though I am very capable of speaking to a wide variety of groups outside of religious circles, I love speaking at churches, Christian conferences, seminars, camps and events. I am at home in these circles of like-minded folks. I love nothing more than telling the powerful story of God’s unyielding faithfulness in our lives.

I would love to speak to your group on any of these topics. Churches, camps, conferences, support groups, classroom, rotary or chamber of commerce meetings, couples’ retreats, youth groups, I enjoy every opportunity to speak to groups wherever I can. Robin and I are confident that the good Lord allowed us to go through the things we have endured so that we can encourage others and provide hope, motivation and purpose.

Let’s talk about how I can help you or be a part of meeting the goals you have for your group.

Yours with an attitude of gratitude,
Scott Linscott
scott@linscottphoto.com
207-400-2481

Would you like to get a feel for my story? Try this 2.5 minute video link:

 

4 Responses to BOOKING

  1. lynne1324 says:

    Hello Scott, I just watched your video, tears came to me. My daughter has a heart transplant on Dec,30,2013. after the transplant her kidneys started to fail. Our stories are reversed, we discussed me donating one of mine if needed. Luckily they got better. After her transplant she flat lined, I lost her for 20 seconds, something a mother should never see. That is when her kidneys failed. I will be following your site, maybe just for comfort, you know not being alone. I have a site also http://www.newheartnewbeginnings.com Would love for you to take a look.
    We live in a community I believe most people would never know the feelings.
    God Bless
    Lynne Robitaille

  2. txbuddies says:

    What an excellent motivational writer you are. I can imagine how an audience must feel when they listen to you talk and lift them right off their seat. Keep on sharing!

  3. Alice Marie Brown says:

    I’m so glad to see you at your life journey now. What an inspiration you are. I’m so very happy that Joey and Camei have you in their lives….they need you. They each have begun their spiritual journey by being taught of Jesus Christ and deciding to be baptized. Your steadfastness will help them as they learn to walk in faith to overcome difficult life challenges. I will pray for your every success in the path you are following now.

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