Roslyn Franken is an inspirational speaker and internationally acclaimed author of Meant to Be: A True Story of Might, Miracles and Triumph of the Human Spirit. As the proud daughter of Holocaust and atomic bomb survivors, Roslyn wrote this book to share the powerful true story of her parents’ amazing courage and triumph as two young prisoners of war held captive in opposite sides of the world, who survive and find true love against all odds.
As a professional inspirational speaker, Roslyn delivers a heartfelt presentation to share highlights from her book, Meant to Be. She speaks for conferences, student events, community events, faith-based / religious events, senior groups, fundraiser / charity events, banquets / galas and other group events. Roslyn offers a unique learning experience for high school students.
Throughout her presentation, Roslyn demonstrates her parents' faith and fortitude, positivity and perseverance, and the daring and determination that we can all learn valuable lessons from to better our own lives and make our world a better place.
Roslyn's presentation is not just about history. It is also about hope and humanity. The story of her parents' extraordinary experiences and triumph over tragedy provide both education and inspiration with powerful messages that are also relevant for what is happening in the world today. These noteworthy messages encourage a greater spirit of interfaith and interracial tolerance, community, hope and peace.
She has delivered presentations to standing ovations for churches, synagogues, community events, retirement homes, high schools and most recently at the University of Tampa Sykes Chapel and Center for Faith and Values (see newspaper article).
Her parents' story was the subject of a television documentary that was nominated for a Gemini award and her book, MEANT TO BE, is currently being adapted for production as a feature film.
In her presentation, Roslyn also reveals how when diagnosed with cancer at 29, she turned to her parents' NEVER GIVE UP attitude as inspiration in her own fight to beat cancer and become a long-term survivor.
MEANT TO BE: A True Story of Might, Miracles and Triumph of the Human Spirit
by Roslyn Franken, ISBN: 978-0-9784274-1-2