Pulse Nightclub Shooting Survivor & Inspirational Motivator
When Angel Colon decided to go out for a fun night with his friends on June 11th 2016, he had no idea that by the early morning hours of June 12th, his life would be changed forever. Read More >
Angel and the Cop Who Saved His Life
At ZINCON 2016
After surviving the deadliest shooting in US history, Angel Colon is using his voice to spread a message of hope, forgiveness and love to audiences nationwide. A proud member of both the LGBTQ and Hispanic communities, Colon is an advocate for embracing diversity, respecting people’s differences and rising above in times of trouble. In this presentation, Colon shares his rollercoaster life story, and how all of his accomplishments and successes were almost taken away because of one person’s hate. He celebrates the courage of his fellow survivors and the valiant first responders, and remembers those that lost their lives. His presentation will motivate and inspire audiences to take on the challenges and prejudices that the diverse communities our country was built on face daily.
"It was great. Students really liked him and his message on positive thinking and forgiveness. When he was recounting what had happened at Pulse, you could hear a pin drop. At the end, the audience gave him a standing ovation and people hugged him after the talk. I didn’t expect Denise to speak, but she gave everyone the family’s perspective and added another layer to Angel’s talk. It also helped that she was a dynamic and natural public speaker."
"[His] presentation was absolutely inspiring for every person in the room. The three principles [he] laid out, all leading to the moment of forgiveness, will be remembered by all who were present. [His] courage and faith will be sources of inspiration and resolve in moments not yet imagined in the lives of those who hear [him] speak. [He’s] a gift to a hurting world."