Boston Marathon Bombing Hero & Best-Selling Author
As the cover of Jeff Bauman’s New York Times bestseller, Stronger reads: “I saw the bomber. He took my legs, but he didn’t break me… He only made me STRONGER.” This inspiring Marathon survivor story, told in the upcoming major motion picture starring Jake Gyllenhaal as Jeff Bauman, has already captured the hearts of millions of readers. Now, the everyday hero who came to personify “Boston Strong” is leaving speaking audiences moved and uplifted by his firsthand account of triumph over tragedy and the power of the human spirit. Read More >
An Interview with Brian Williams
Jake Gyllenhaal on Playing APB Speaker Jeff Bauman
Discussing 'Stronger' and Life After the Bombing on Greater Boston
Up until the Boston Marathon bombing, Jeff was an everyday guy, looking forward to moving in with his girlfriend and starting the next phase of their life together. Then, the bomb exploded and his future was forever changed. In this moving presentation, Jeff describes the chaos and terror at the finish line and the ongoing FBI investigation in which he was a key witness. He takes audiences through the high and low points of his arduous rehabilitation, learning to walk again as a double amputee. He also shares his own inner struggle reconciling the world's admiration with his own guilt and frustration. Throughout, he celebrates the courage of his fellow survivors, the valiant first responders and extraordinary healthcare professionals who set him on the path to recovery and independence. Spirited, courageous and emotionally compelling, Jeff Bauman's story belongs to us all. Proving that terrorists did not triumph, Jeff continues to show the entire world what “Boston Strong” really means.
"Jeff was great. The message of focusing on the positive when facing challenges definitely came through. The comments I received were that Jeff was very relatable and people were drawn to his story because he's an average guy like so many others and trying to make the most out of a really unfortunate experience."
"We had Jeff here last night and he was wonderful! The way he engaged the audience and related to the students was awesome! I was humbled by his approach to life's challenges. Thank you for everything you did to make this event a reality for our students, you could hear a pin drop during his talk. I hope we can work together in the future!"
"A big THANK YOU again for all your help with our annual Wellness Day yesterday! I hope Jeff knows how much we appreciate him presenting to our school, and recognizes the lasting impact that he has had on our school and community. It was a pleasure working with you both as well as with Jeff!"
"Jeff did a fantastic job and I heard nothing but rave reviews from our members. I was very impressed and pleased with his presentation."
"Everything went great! Jeff was awesome, very accommodating to all of our attendees, and a pleasure to work with."
"It went very well, and we’ve received a number of emails telling us how inspirational they found his talk. He’s a very nice man. Thanks so much for all your help."