ST. GEORGE — Most people know Donnie and Marie Osmond, but not as many people know all of the amazing things their nephew Justin is doing. If that’s the case, don’t miss Wednesday’s St. George Chamber of Commerce Chamber Connect luncheon at the Courtyard by Marriott.
This last year, Justin Osmond completed a 250-mile run in just 7 days to provide 25 deaf children in Southern Utah with the gift of better hearing. He is considered by many to be a true role model and a hero in the community.
About Justin Osmond
Justin Osmond was born with a severe/profound hearing loss. Diagnosed at the age of 2 with a 90 percent hearing loss and after 12 years of intense speech and listening therapy, he can now speak with passion and, through modern technology, hear with conviction. Considering the fact that he was a couple years behind his peers, he has shown through intense dedication, mental toughness and physical exertion, and nothing can stop him from going after his dreams.
Despite living with a profound hearing loss, Osmond pressed forward with a brightness of hope and a love for all humanity. Even after being told by doctors, teachers and professionals that he would never play a musical instrument, he went on to play the violin, viola, piano and drums. He has received numerous music awards, academic scholarships, honorary achievements and many athletic titles in soccer, football, basketball and track.
In his recently published book “Hearing with my Heart,” Osmond shares his story with the world in order to help everyone understand the struggles of living with a hearing loss and how to overcome it. He lives every day by his personal motto: “I may have a hearing loss, but that hearing loss does not have me.”
- What: Chamber Connect luncheon with Justin Osmond
- When: Wednesday, May 4 | Doors open 11:30 a.m.; program begins at noon
- Where: Courtyard by Marriott, 180 S. 1470 East, St. George
- Admission: $15 per person. Advanced registration is highly recommended. Those interested may register online at the St. George Chamber of Commerce event registration webpage.