Cancer Survivor Dave Dravecky Delivers Inspirational Speech at St. Joseph Christian School Fundraiser

ST. JOSEPH, MO. — Dave Dravecky’s message was one of hope, faith, endurance and perseverance as the former San Francisco Giant’s pitcher and cancer survivor gave an inspirational speech at the  St. Joseph Christian School fundraiser held on Thursday, October 10, in St. Joseph, Missouri.

Photo shows guest speaker, Dave Dravecky, delivering an inspirational speech at a fundraiser held on Onctober 10, 2013 at at St. Joseph Christian School in St. Joseph, Missouri.

Photo shows guest speaker, Dave Dravecky, delivering an inspirational speech at a fundraiser held on October 10, 2013 at at St. Joseph Christian School in St. Joseph, Missouri.

Draveck’y story is well documented. His time with the San Francisco Giants was one of triumph, tragedy and redemption and then despair. At the height of his pitching career, Dravecky discovered he had a cancerous tumor in his pitching shoulder. Doctors told Dravecky that he would never pitch again, but 10 months later he defied the odds and was pitching again, but it didn’t last long. Five day later, while pitching in the 6th inning, his left arm snapped in half. After the break and the reoccurence of the cancer, Dravecky’s left arm was amputated.

Today Dravecky is a motivational speaker and continues to spreads his message. “It’s not what you do that matters, it’s who you are,” Dravecky says. “And when you discover who you are, it’s really about relationships…”

Watch Dave Dravecky speak at St. Joseph Christian School fundraiser

Dave Dravecky, who played Major League Baseball for the San Diego Padres (1982–87) and San Francisco Giants (1987–89), is well remembered for his battle against cancer, which ended his career as his team was reaching the 1989 World Series. Dravecky is an excellent motivational speaker and is one of our more popular cancer speakers and Christian speakers says Sports Speakers 360. To book Dave Dravecky for a speaking engagement or appearance, contact our booking agent for speaker fees or call 1.855.303.5450

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