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About Jeffery Olsen

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Jeffery Olsen is a bestselling author who inspires audiences internationally with his intriguing story of perseverance and inner strength. After a horrific automobile accident took the lives of his wife and youngest son, also inflicting multiple life-threatening injuries to Jeff, including the amputation of his left leg, he found the courage to survive over 18 surgeries to eventually heal, both physically and emotionally, to thrive in his career and community contributions. Jeff has appeared on many national and international television and radio programs sharing his insights. Olsen’s latest book, “Where Are You” is a collaboration with his oldest son, Spencer, who also survived their family automobile accident. It began as a children's book to assist young people to navigate grif, but has been embraced as a simple, yet powerful story for anyone who misses someone. Among all of Jeff’s accomplishments, he is most proud of and most fulfilled by simply being a husband, father and friend.



MIRACLES FROM TRAGEDY - A Doctor/Patient Shared-Death Experience with Dr Jeff O'Driscoll

In 1997 Jeffery Olsen experienced a horrific automobile accident which took the lives of both his wife and youngest son. Olsen was extricated from the car and 'life flighted' to the nearest level 1 trauma center where Dr. Jeff O'Driscoll was working as an emergency physician observing his care. While Olsen was having his own Near-Death Experience, Dr. O'Driscoll saw and communicated with the spirit of his deceased wife in the operating room. Under the care of Dr. O'Driscoll's medical team, Olsen survived months in the hospital and eighteen surgeries and lived to tell about his NDE, while Dr. O'Driscoll also had a profound tale to tell. This Shared-Death Experience has welded them as friends, but also offers the world unique proof that consciousness exists beyond what we call life, and opens doors to powerful communication and experiences with those who have passed. Join them as they share their profound experiences and discuss insights not common in todays' world. 

A FATHER AND SON'S HEALING JOURNEY - Navigating grief through the eyes of a child with Jeffery's son, Spencer Olsen

After surviving an auto accident that took the lives of half of their family, Spencer Olsen and his father Jeffery Olsen were beyond devastated. Jeffery spent five months in the hospital and had eighteen surgeries before being able to return home to Spencer. Jeffery also had profound Near-Death Experiences as a result of the crash. Spencer on the other hand did not and was left to navigate the grief on a very lonely path as a shy seven-year-old child. Now as an adult, Spencer teams up with his father to create Where Are You? Spencer wrote the story from the innocent, yet wounded perspective of that little boy, and what began as a children's book has been embraced by people of all ages. A simple, yet powerful story reminds us that our loved ones who have passed live through us and forever guide us. Connecting with them can be as natural and simply being open to it. Join Jeffery and Spencer as they share their healing journey and how the message of 'Where Are You?' came from their hearts and onto the pages. 'Where Are You?' assists parents to heal, siblings to heal, and gives embraceable insights to anyone who misses someone. 

Book Panel Discussion - 'Life to Afterlife, Helping Parents Heal, The Book'

Craig McMahon, creator of the Life to Afterlife Spirituality Series, will moderate a panel discussion about this book, which is based on the popular documentary that he produced, 'Life to Afterlife: Mom, Can You Hear Me?' Craig will allow each of the parents on the panel to shed light on what they have learned and experienced on their path to healing.

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