Julia Fox Garrison is a seasoned nationally acclaimed keynote speaker and bestselling author of ‘Don’t Leave Me This Way (or when I get back on my feet you’ll be sorry)’, by HarperCollins Publishers.
The book chronicles her struggle to regain control over her life and her body following a massive hemorrhage resulting in a paralyzing stroke. Her universal message is a blueprint for how not to let the system dictate the direction, pace, and objectives of
one’s recovery. As a long-term patient, Julia has intimate knowledge of the health care system and how it works. Her perspective from inside the bed rails informs her insights on what leads to better-quality health care and improved patient experience.
Get ready to be engaged and energized by her lively keynote presentation as Julia takes you on her journey on the gurney. Wielding her trademark humor and optimism, she transcends the sobering subject of long-term recovery. Staring into the face of
adversity, Julia is living proof that laughter, boundless enthusiasm, and unflinching determination are important tools in helping one prevail.
Julia is an expert in the patient experience and is well-versed on each side of the bed rails–from the viewpoint both as a long-term patient and as a family member advocating for a loved one. Using her extensive experience as a patient, Julia has honed an uplifting, yet educational message not found in medical textbooks. Her perspective informs her insights on what leads to better-quality health care and improved patient experience that ultimately shape better outcomes.