Best-selling author John O’Leary will be the third speaker in the 2019 Ray and Stella Dillon Lecture Series at Hutchinson Community College. O’Leary will speak on Tuesday, October 1 at 10:30 am at the Hutchinson Sports Arena.
When O’Leary was nine years old, he was almost killed in a devastating house fire. With burns on one hundred percent of his body, he mustered an almost unimaginable amount of inner strength just to survive the ordeal. The insights he gained through this experience and the heroes who stepped into his life to help him through the journey — his family, the medical staff, and total strangers — changed his life. Now he is committed to living life to the fullest and inspiring others to do the same.
His best-selling book On Fire contains his reflections on being that little boy, the life-giving choices made then, and the resulting lessons he learned. On Fire encourages us to seize the power to choose our path and transform our lives from mundane to extraordinary.
Tickets to the lecture are currently on sale at the HutchCC Campus Store in the Parker Student Union or on the Lecture Series website.
O’Leary will appear at a press conference for members of the media prior to the lecture. The press conference is scheduled at 9:45 a.m. in the Media Interview Room of the Hutchinson Sports Arena.
2019 is the 38th season for the Dillon Lecture Series on the HutchCC Campus. For more information on the Dillon Lecture Series, or to become a patron, call Robin Woodworth at 620-665-3505 or visit the college website.