Have Jimmy speak at your event
Jimmy has a 30 minute power point presentation he can speak on his own or with Marie and Chooch. He focuses on " Ability" endurance, perseverance, and shares his own story. He also talks about The Timmy Foundation and the importance of helping others through volunteering. He enjoys answering questions after words. We can alter the presentation to fit your needs. He can speak for 15 minutes to over an hour. Jimmy inspires everyone he meets and leaves the audience with teary eyes and a full heart. We are also available for conferences as speakers or as part of a panel.
For Speaking fee and availability please contact:
Marie Kennedy (mother)
10435 McPherson St, Indianapolis, IN. 46280
"When Jimmy Kennedy says that he has been speaking with me since he was 5 years old, don't laugh... He has been! I am now proud to say that I am the warm-up speaker for this incredible young man and inspirational speaker..."
Dr. Chuck Dietzen
Medical Director Easter Seals Crossroads
Founder- The Timmy Foundation www.timmyfoundation.org
"Jimmy Kennedy is a rare individual. He is able to stand in front of a group and speak with no apparent shyness. This is rare because when I met Jimmy he was just shy of his thirteenth birthday. Jimmy is not your typical motivational speaker. He won't ask you to stand and stretch or talk real loud to hold your attention. He motivates you from the inside out because the subject he talks on is life itself. He tells you that no matter what situation you are in, if you have a positive outlook and confidence that things can get better, you will be well on your way to self improvement. Jimmy's messages would be inspiring to any sales force, organization, or company looking to do more for the community they are in. You will want to keep in touch with Jimmy's future and look forward to learning what accomplishments he will complete next. As I said after hearing his message for the second time, 'It is always good to get a dose of Jimmy to make my day brighter."
North Downtown Indianapolis Sertoma Club
"Jimmy has worked with my physical therapy students on multiple occasions. He is always able to put nervous students at ease, and has made it possible for students to apply classroom content in a real-world situation. He will answer any question, and always offers positive feedback to the students. Jimmy is mature and wise beyond his years, and is an inspiration to all who meet him."
Dr. Kathy Martin, PT, DHS
Doctor of Physical Therapy Program Director
Krannert School of Physical Therapy
University of Indianapolis
"When I met Jimmy at the age of eight, he was already a gifted communicator! Jimmy has a special way of connecting with his audience, young and old. It is such a joy listening to him speak about what matters most to him. In his own gentle and subtle way, Jimmy leaves you feeling just as positive and motivated as he is about life!"
3rd grade teacher
Orchard Park Elementary School
"Jimmy spoke to our Faith in Action Class at Second Presbyterian Church and was phenomenal. He received a standing ovation. His story is genuine and from the heart. He speaks with compassion, conviction and wonderful insight about his journey as it relates to our entire humanity. Thank you"
James Lemons, MD.
The Hugh McK. Landon
Professor of Pediatrics
Director of the Section of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Indiana University School of Medicine
James B. Kennedy III "Jimmy"
James B. Kennedy III, is 13 years old and goes by Jimmy. He won a trip to Washington D C and was honored last year for his outstanding volunteer work during the presentation of The 2007 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. Along with 100 other top youth volunteers from across the country. He received $1,000 cash award as well as personal congratulations from Indianapolis Colts quarterback and Super Bowl MVP Peyton Manning at the 12th annual award ceremony and gala dinner reception, held at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Jimmy, won as a seventh-grader at Creekside Middle School in Carmel, is an honor roll student and delivers frequent speeches about his experience with cerebral palsy, serves as a volunteer patient for therapy students, and raises money and is an Ambassador and member of the Speakers Bureau for a global charity -The Timmy Foundation, which supports health and education initiatives in developing countries.
Inspired by Dr. Chuck Dietzen, his doctor and the founder of the Timmy Foundation, Jimmy wanted to get involved in helping other people, too. He began speaking at schools and other places at age 5 with his Mother, Marie Kennedy Author of ,"My Perfect Son has Cerebral Palsy" and Dr Chuck with The Everybody Counts program. Jimmy talks about the importance of focusing on what people can do, not what they can't do; what it's like to have a disability; and about the work of the Timmy Foundation. Jimmy writes his own speeches and delivered more than 10 talks last year, often speaking for 30 minutes at a time.
For several years, he also has participated in Annual Pro wrestling matches that raise money for the Timmy foundation. He leads a yearly drive at Orchard Park Elementary school and represents the Timmy Foundation at their annual International Festival. He lead a drive at Creekside Middle school to collect money and supplies for the same cause. In addition, Jimmy offered to be a volunteer patient to help students at the University of Indianapolis learn more about cerebral palsy.
Jimmy has lectured at Butler, IU, IUPUI, Park Tudor, Hoosier Road Elementary, Fishers Junior High and many other schools, groups and hospitals. He has also been a guest on a radio shows , featured in newspaper articles and spotlighted on several TV and news segments.
Jimmy was honored by the Indiana Pacers as an Indiana Hero at a home game November 2, 2008. He received an Indiana Hero medal from Pacer player Stephen Graham and a standing ovation while he stood center court. He was recognized again and shook hands with Larry Byrd at the last home game in April along with the other Heroes named that season.
United Cerebral Palsy Association of Greater Indiana 2008 Theresa Goodman Award was given to Jimmy for his fund raising and community awareness efforts to support the mission and goals of UCPAGI. The SERTOMA Club unanimously voted Jimmy in as the youngest member of the club and awarded Jimmy the 2007 Service to Mankind Award.
Jimmy is lifting weights with Dr Chuck Dietzen at Easter Seals Crossroads once a week and is an Ambassador for Easter Seals -"Walk with Me "Charity Event. Jimmy also participated in the Challenger Football Program.
Jimmy is a published author! Poem "Where I'm From" © James B. Kennedy III published in a new Poetry Book "Flights of Fantasy" - June, 2009 Two Friends Publishing. Jimmy graduated 8th grade- Honor Student from Creekside Middle School May, 2009 and will attend Carmel High School.
Jimmy loves sports, video games, swimming, playing with his cousins, watching movies with his Dad, laughing with his Mom, and any family time. He is organized and driven to work hard everyday. His goals are to continue to be a Motivational Speaker and to study to become a Sports Broadcaster.