Rave Reviews


On behalf of myself, the staff and residents at Bunton Lodge, thank you so very much for coming to speak to us on Wednesday night. I can not tell you how wonderful it was to have you here! Your talk was inspiring for everyone in the room. Several of the residents have spoken to me since your visit and they have nothing but positive comments. I know that your story hit home for a lot of the guys and you spoke from the heart. Your message was one of survival but most importantly, one of hope.

The staff is already discussing an organized outing to see the film adaptation of your book and a few of the residents have asked me when you are coming back. You are a true blessing and I look forward to keeping in touch with you.

Juliane NoyeBunton Lodge

Spider was absolutely incredible. With his determination in making his dreams come true, it is truly
inspirational to all. His life struggles and heartaches is more then one person can handle. All students that attended his presentation were absolutely moved and inspired. If this gentleman can go through all that his has been through and still be alive to share his story with others, then believing in a dream can truly be what motivates you each and everyday.

Parkland Career and Job Fair

Spider was excellent..I just wish we had more faculty and students present. He was very inspirational.

Confederation College

Spider’s speech truly invigorated our students. He was the topic of conversation for weeks. He’s a tremendous motivator and a great role model.

Paul ForbesAthletic Director, St. Michael’s College

The reaction of the audience was astounding. Eight hundred students were totally in awe for the entre 40 minutes he spoke. His presentation is a powerful inspiration.

Peggy O’DonoghueTeacher, Mayfield Secondary School