I have passion to inspire others along a positive path in life.

Carey will leave you with a question of how you are going to live the rest of your life.  There are only two choices. What choice will you make?

My journey is compelling, humbling and I share it with gut wrenching honesty.

I schedule speaking engagements with different presentations according to the theme of the audience. 

  • Farming with Disabilities
  • Distracted Driving Awareness
  • Faith/Spiritual

 All presentations are filled with motivation, overcoming challenges and leaving the question with each member of the audience of how they will go forward with their life from that point on.






Speaker Topics

Two of our daughters and I are survivors of a Drunk Driver. One choice changed our family’s lives forever. What choice will you make?

Acting as the primary caretaker of our 1000 acre cow/calf farms as a woman with handicaps can be accomplished with preparation and creativity.

Having a history of working with patients in the healthcare system, I can now give employees a perspective from both sides of the gurney.

The Lord played a huge role in my recovery and decision to begin speaking publicly about my tragedy.  The kicker is I didn’t like what he was urging me to do!

We had several communities rally around our family for my four year recovery from this car collision and I enjoy sharing/bragging on how large an influence they were in keeping our attitudes positive.

"This morning for the first time I went and listened to this amazing lady speak, about her tragedies that she and her family go through on a daily basis...... The thoughts that go through my head are hard to put into words! She is a very inspirational person that makes me smile every time I see her it doesn't matter if I have seen her recently or months have passed she still has a smile on her face, a glow in her eyes, and the most up beat attitude on life. Even though tears were shed today as I watched and listened to her tell her story she still walked off that stage smiling and ready to meet each person one on one.....Carey Portell I just want to say Thank u for being who u are, for being my friend, and for being such an amazing example of Strength, Forgiveness, Hope, Choices, Faith, LOVE and showing us all that with determination and GOD all things are possible! I am beyond proud of you and the accomplishments you have surpassed."
N. Hancock

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