Insight with Mark Farrell An engaging forum to examine and discuss a vast array of everyday obstacles and challenges facing adults and children today.

September 8, 2016  

Emilie Gossiaux has and always will be a gifted artist despite being struck by a tractor trailer in 2010 that put her in a coma, and despite her doctors removing her intestines due to massive swelling, and despite Emilie’s mother being told that her daughter would not survive and then asked if she’d like to donate Emilie’s organs.  Emilie is a clearly a fighter and has much to accomplish personally and professionally in life to let some wimpy 80,000 lb eighteen wheeler derail her.  Hear Emilie’s story of love and determination through her miraculous comeback that allows her through the use of a highly innovate invention called the Brain Port Vision Device paint, sculpt and live her dream job of working at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in her role as Museum Educator.  Emilie was also a recipient of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Award of Excellence in 2013 for her “Bird Sitting” piece.  She has sold her work and continues to create art every available moment in her NYC studio alongside her precious guide dog, London.


The 2016 Paralympic games have begun and Muffy Davis, former Paralympic cyclist, sit-skier and mountain climber calls from Rio the morning after the opening ceremonies to report on the largest Paralympic games in history and what athletes are likely to medal.  Watch unprecedented Paralympic coverage on NBC Sports Network through September 18th.


Have Mark speak at your company or organization to increase moral, productivity, confidence and more.  Mark also has riveting talks for kids k-12 and college on overcoming adversity, anti-bullying/anti-teasing, mental health, drugs/alcohol, celebrating differences, self-entitlement and more.  All of Mark’s talks are from his vast life experience.  Reviews, videos, booking info and more at:


                       “Mark did a magnificent job of letting our students know about his struggles he’s overcome and his incredible determination not let our limitations (perceived or real) to get in the way of pursuing our dreams and being proud of who we are.  What made Mark’s presentation so spectacular was his ability to tell his story in a way that connected to all of our students. Mark’s message of self-acceptance and perseverance was extremely moving and important. The feedback from our teachers, paraprofessionals, administrators and staff members were as impressed by you as much as our students were.  You are a true inspiration to all of u!”


Robert Schweitzer, Colts Neck High School

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