LeAnn Thieman is a nationally acclaimed professional speaker, author and nurse who was "accidentally" caught up in the Vietnam Orphan Airlift in 1975. Her book, This Must Be My Brother, details her daring adventure of helping to rescue three hundred babies as Saigon was falling to the Communists. An ordinary person, she struggled through extraordinary circumstances and found the courage to succeed. Newsweek magazine featured LeAnn and her incredible story in its Voices of the Century issue.

Today, as a renowned motivational speaker, she shares life-changing lessons learned from her airlift experience. Believing we all have individual "war zones," LeAnn inspires audiences to balance their lives, truly live their priorities and make a difference in the world.

After her story was featured in Chicken Soup for the Mother's Soul, LeAnn became one of Chicken Soup's most prolific writers, with stories in seven more Chicken Soup books. That, and her devotion to thirty years of nursing, made her the ideal coauthor of Chicken Soup for the Nurse's Soul.

While health organizations were an obvious "niche" for her keynote addresses and seminars, her audiences have grown to include all walks of life. Now cattlemen, contractors and corporate America appreciate her message! One CEO summed it up best when he said, "I'm going to live my life differently after hearing you today."

LeAnn and Mark, her husband of thirty-one years, reside in Colorado where they enjoy their "empty nest." Their two daughters, Angela and Christie, and son Mitch have "flown the coop" but are still drawn under their mother's wing when she needs them!

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