Roslyn Franken 

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“I would like to thank you, Roslyn, for your presentation about your book, Meant to Be. It was one of the most profound presentations and stories we have had the pleasure of at our meetings in the past 36 years and the first to receive a standing ovation.”
~ Robert Nemchin, Vice President, Capital Business Association

Looking for a speaker who will captivate your audience with her inspiring personal stories of resilience, faith and fortitude in surviving change, challenge and adversity?

Discover how Roslyn Franken can make your next event a memorable success.

In her multi-media stage presentation based on her internationally acclaimed book, MEANT TO BE, Roslyn Franken, reveals the remarkable true story of her parents' as two unlikely survivors of World War II who find enduring love and a life of joy against all odds.

Her father survived the Nagasaki atomic bomb as a Prisoner of War in Japan. As a slave laborer in the concentration camps of Nazi Europe, her mother faced death in the gas chambers 3 times and survived. When diagnosed with cancer at age 29, Roslyn quickly turned to her parents' experiences and NEVER GIVE UP attitude as inspiration in her own fight to beat cancer and become a long-term survivor.

How did Roslyn's parents survive their captivity? How did they meet? What did Roslyn learn from her parents in facing her own fight for survival that can help us all live better lives? The answers to all these questions and more are what make up Roslyn's powerful presentation of MEANT TO BE.

Let your audience experience Roslyn's engaging combination of masterful storytelling with a variety of audio-visual elements. These include photos, live music, video clips of a Gemini-award nominated television documentary about her parents' extraordinary lives plus much more. These original elements add tremendous impact and intrigue for a truly unique and memorable audience experience.

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Ideal for your next corporate, faith-based, student, cancer group or other community event...

"Roslyn Franken's presentation of her book, Meant To Be, was breathtaking! From the moment she began telling her parents' story, the entire audience was completely captivated. The entire room was filled with tears, laughter, gasps, and sighs as they hung on her every word…This is such a powerful story everyone needs to hear!!
~ Russell O. McKee III, Pastor, Harvester United Methodist Church, Land O'Lakes Florida

“Roslyn Franken was our Guest Speaker for our B’nai Brith Annual Holocaust Memorial Event. I got wonderful feedback about her presentation from everyone. Her parents’ remarkable life story kept everyone spell bound and needs to be told to many. Her presentation style was both dynamic and inspiring. I would highly recommend Roslyn as a speaker for your group event.”
~ Howard Rothman, President, B’nai Brith Greater Tampa Bay, Senior International Vice President (Retired) B’nai B’rith International
"Roslyn Franken's presentation was an evening filled with emotion and inspiration...The whole audience laughed and cried as Roslyn, using a multi-media approach including music, took us half way around the world and back while giving us a rare and very personal glimpse into the lives of her parents. With Roslyn as our guide, we went from tragedy to triumph as she shared valuable insights taught to her by her parents."
~Stephen Schneiderman, Executive Director The Bess and Moe Greenberg Family Hillel Lodge, Ottawa Ontario
Roslyn, what an amazing story on such an important topic, and one that should be shared with all! Your presentation was emotionally charged, uplifting and you presented in a manner that was both entertaining and inspiring. Your ability to connect to a variety of personalities, cultures, and ages is a true gift and you would be a huge asset to ANY group who is looking for an amazing, one-of-a-kind speaker."
~ Rabbi Mendy Yarmush, Chabad Wiregrass, South Tampa, Florida
"Everyone present took the time to indicate what a thrilling story you have. Your ability to affirm belief and trust, in the context of your story, was emotionally and spiritually inspiring. It was a privilege that you should invite us into that part of your life, and the charismatic and direct way that you did that."
~ Paul McKechnie, St. Paul Presbyterian Church of Ottawa
“Having Roslyn come to my school and speak to my students was incredibly beneficial as her story about her parents connects directly with the goals we are trying to achieve with our studentsan... Her parents' story is personal and motivational which allows our students to see the world and life's struggles in a different perspective.
~ Brent Howard, History Teacher at John McCrae
 High School, Ottawa, Ontario
"The impact you made on this event was mindboggling. From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU!!!!"
- Fran Colasante, Committee Member, Daffodil Gala in support of the Canadian Cancer Society

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Five Star

"Wonderful book. Amazing story. Beautifully written." ~ Susan Weiskopf

"I read the book in two days - couldn't put it down." ~ Janet Watson

"This is a excellent well written, book from the heart, portraying the strength of the human spirit winning over an incomprehensible evil..." ~ Edward

"A true story of resilience, inner strength and hope. Inspiring, purposeful and a worthwhile read."  ~ Lis Shapiro




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 "This is an easy-to-read book, with true-life stories from the author to add credibility to her message. She can talk the talk because she has walked the walk. Ample space given within the text to challenge the reader and make it an interactive exercise. Readers will come away motivated, and feeling positive about making realistic, measurable changes towards a healthier lifestyle and disposition." - Truman W


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Roslyn Franken has been a guest on numerous television and radio shows and featured in newspapers and magazines across North America and abroad.

She's appeared on NBC, CTV, CH and A-Channel Television; WBAP News/Talk 820 Texas, 92.9FM Voice of Barbados Radio, Women Power Talk Radio, CBC Radio; USA Today, International Business Times, Florida Today, Montreal Gazette, Vancouver Sun, Ottawa Citizen, Ottawa Business Journal, Physician Assisted World Newspapers; and Capital Style, Challenge, and Due West magazines, just to name a few.


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