Beverly McKee is a licensed mental health therapist by training, writer at heart, and has an unbridled passion for empowering others to live their best life, even in the midst of crisis. Beverly has over 20+ years of leadership, public speaking and business development experience in the crisis oriented field of social services. One random Wednesday afternoon, her life was boldly interrupted with news that would forever alter the landscape of her existence: Stage III breast cancer.
Determined to use her diagnosis as a catalyst for positive change, Beverly offers HOPE and insight to her worldwide following through her blog, social media, speaking engagements and regular radio/TV appearances. She authored a book based on interviews with forty long term breast cancer survivors from around the world. Her worldwide book tour is slated for late 2015 with “Celebration of Life” parties along the way, featuring the women in her book. Her writing has appeared in publications throughout the world, including the New York Times, Post Dispatch, Faces of Inspiration, The Islander, Breast Cancer Wellness magazine and Cancer Treatment, earning her the 2014 Top Cancer Blog and Best in #Social Work awards.
Cancer free today, Beverly’s enthusiasm and appreciation for life are contagious. When not writing, you may find her rescuing baby sea turtles, stalking alligators and sunsets for that perfect snap shot or ziplining through the jungles of Belize (an adventure she embarked upon less than one year after radiation).
In an effort not to be outnumbered, Beverly and her husband Dan limit everything in their household to pairs: two sons, Jack and Alex, two dogs and two reptiles. The family splits their time beneath a canopy of trees in Missouri and the shell covered beaches of Sanibel Island, Florida where Beverly will host a party set far in the future. Mark your calendars for October 17, 2052, forty years to the day after her breast cancer diagnosis. You are officially invited to Beverly’s “40 Year Survivor Celebration”!