Brandon's talk was inspirational and informative. He brought the room to laughter and tears. He challenged us to rethink the standard medical approach to individuals challenged by disability. Absolutely a must for every medical student and professional.
Nicole Scheidl, Executive Director
Canadian Physicians for Life
Brandon is an amazing and personable young man. He was the keynote speaker at our annual conference and delivered a well thought out and inspirational message. His ability and passion is unmatched. He is entertaining, direct, and making a real difference ....
S.O.F.T Conference Organizer
Brandon is an inspiration to all he comes in contact with. He provides a much needed counterpoint to much of the negative outlook and recommendations about Trisomy 18 conditions. He is a wonderful spokesperson for the many who have no voice or who have been ignored when sharing about the possibilities rather than the challenges.
Deborah A. Bruns, Ph.D. Lead Researcher, Tracking Rare Incidence Syndromes (TRIS) project Interim Chair and Professor, Dept. of Counseling, Quantitative Methods and Special Education Southern Illinois University Carbondale
There wasn't a dry eye in the room when Brandon explained being bullied at school while teachers stood by and did nothing. Yet he also talks about his love of life, his hope for the future, and his mission to educate others. Thank you Brandon for your courage and your passion and helping us shape the future.
Beyond the Crayon
Thank you so much for this presentation. You opened my eyes to the reality of this topic. This was the highlight of my medical career so far!
Year 2 Medical Student, U of A
What an amazing presentation! You have certainly changed my perspective on Trisomy 18 and how I will talk to my future patients.
Year 2 Medical Student, U of A
Brandon Bosma is an outstanding, highly-effective advocacy speaker. He speaks boldly, clearly and compellingly about fundamental solutions to a largely-hidden societal problem. He is a strong, young, one-of-a-kind voice...
Brandon is the most amazing person you will ever meet. His personality and charisma will capture you instantly. His message has opened doors of treatment for children like my son. I have the utmost respect and gratitude for this young man. I would definitely recommend him...
Past Executive Director, Hope for Trisomy
Brandon Bosma is an avid volunteer, speaker and advocate within the local and international community.
His volunteerism and advocacy have earned him International, National and Local awards such as the Queen's Golden Jubilee Award, Yes I Can International Award, Enbridge Famous Five Award, Vimy Pilgrimage Award, We Stand Global Leadership Award, Premier’s Award, Great Kids Award of Alberta, Pride of Strathcona Award, and the 570 Squadron Spirit Award.
Brandon has spoken at many venues including a TEDx Youth talk, Keynote speaker SOFT Conference (Support Organization for Trisomy) in Tacoma, CEC (Council for Exceptional Children), Canadian Physicians for Life Conference, Pediatric Grand Rounds (University of Alberta), 2nd Year Med. Students U of A, U of A Pro-life, Umbrella Conference (National Disability Conference), Graduate Message (Argyll School), JV Dare to Stand Conference, YEG Right Youth Forum, as well as numerous Junior and Sr. High Schools and local events.
Changing the Dialogue
Keynote & Inspirational
Were you made for more than this? Be inspired as Brandon shares his journey of resilience. From being labelled "Incompatible with Life", bullied, a to speaking on International stages, making a huge impact in the Trisomy community, and winning multiple awards, Brandon will challenge your definition of success. "Success isn't defined by the degrees you earn, but by the degree you make a difference in this world."
Should pre-born children with Trisomy 18 & Trisomy 13 be aborted? Unfortunately, this is the common perception. Brandon Bosma, who has Mosaic Trisomy 18, will provide you with an alternate, much-needed perspective. His presentation will both shock you and give you hope.
Have you been taught that Trisomy 18 & Trisomy 13 are "Lethal Abnormalities?" Brandon Bosma will dispel this notion by presenting a compelling case against this medical viewpoint. His presentation will engage both your head and your heart.