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Anthony Bennett

Anthony Bennett is an inspirational speaker and fundraiser who survived severe viral infections with only a 10% chance of survival. He helped raise £7.5 million for Great Ormond Street Hospital, significantly impacting children’s healthcare. As a speaker, he inspires with his story of resilience, hope, and positivity.

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Anthony Bennett

About Anthony Bennett

Anthony Bennett is a renowned inspirational and motivational speaker, known for his remarkable story of recovery and resilience. In 2006, after a trip to Disneyland Paris, Anthony contracted three viral infections simultaneously: Streptococcus pneumonia, Influenza, and Staphylococcus. He also developed sepsis, reducing his white blood cells to zero and leaving him with just a 10% chance of survival. Despite these odds, Anthony made a miraculous recovery, inspiring others with his optimism and indomitable spirit.

The severity of his condition led to Anthony spending three weeks on an Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) machine, a life-support system that took over his heart and lung functions. During this time, he suffered a seizure while in a coma and had to be resuscitated 12 times. Remarkably, he relearned how to walk, talk, and breathe without the aid of machines, showcasing an extraordinary will to live.

Post-recovery, Anthony channeled his experience into fundraising and advocacy. He played a pivotal role in securing a £7.5 million charity partnership between Whitbread PLC and Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity. Over four years, he traveled across the UK, motivating teams to raise essential funds for the hospital. The money raised contributed to the construction of a new cardiac wing, enabling the hospital to treat 20% more children.

Anthony’s efforts have not gone unnoticed. In 2015, he was named one of the happiest people in the UK by the Independent on Sunday’s Happy List, a recognition endorsed by the Prime Minister for his contributions to enriching lives and making Britain a better place.

Now an international speaker, Anthony continues to inspire audiences worldwide, sharing his story of overcoming adversity and spreading a message of hope, resilience, and positivity.

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