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Mike May

Entrepreneur, Inventor and Athlete.

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Mike May Biography

Mike May has spent his life crashing through any and all barriers in his way. Blinded at age three, he defied expectations by breaking world records in downhill speed skiing; joining the CIA; and becoming a successful inventor, entrepreneur, and family man. Yet none of his extreme adventures tested him like the experimental surgery he undertook to restore his sight. The carefully constructed world that Mike May had built for 43 years was rocked in ways nobody could predict when he became one of only a handful of people in world history to regain vision from complete blindness. At the podium, Mike May's story, immortalized in the acclaimed book, Crashing Through: A True Story of Risk, Adventure, and The Man Who Dared To See, is a stunningly heroic odyssey that was always fueled by his simple motto, "there's always a way."

Before his surgery, Mike May had honestly never yearned for vision. He was an accomplished inventor (from the world’s first laser turntable to portable GPS technology designed specifically for the blind and visually impaired); athlete (setting the world speed skiing record of 65 mph for a blind person and winner of six international skiing medals); and businessman (starting up several successful business ventures; today he is CEO of Sendero Group). Then, in 1999, a chance encounter brought startling news: a revolutionary stem cell transplant surgery could restore May’s vision. It would allow him to drive, to read, to see his children’s faces. He began to contemplate an astonishing new world: Would he recognize himself in the mirror? Would his marriage survive? Would he still be Mike May?

The procedure was filled with risks, notably the fact that the medicine he’d have to take could cause deadly cancer. And even if the surgery worked, history was against him. Fewer than twenty cases were known to all of history which a person gained vision after a lifetime of blindness. Each of those people suffered from desperate, nearly unimaginable consequences... There were countless reasons not to take this risk, yet one compelling reason to move forward… it was the one risk that would truly give hope not just to him and his family but to millions affected by blindness.

Mike May's incredible life story is the basis of a movie written by Larry McMurtry and Diana Osanna and is currently in development for 20th Century Fox. He lives inCaliforniawith his wife and children.

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    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Mike May for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Mike May, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Mike May or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Mike May?

    Booking fees for Mike May, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Mike May, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Mike May?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Mike May for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Mike May for your next private or corporate function.
  • WHAT IS A FULL-SERVICE TALENT BOOKING AGENCY?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Mike May or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Mike May or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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Mike May Biography

Mike May has spent his life crashing through any and all barriers in his way. Blinded at age three, he defied expectations by breaking world records in downhill speed skiing; joining the CIA; and becoming a successful inventor, entrepreneur, and family man. Yet none of his extreme adventures tested him like the experimental surgery he undertook to restore his sight. The carefully constructed world that Mike May had built for 43 years was rocked in ways nobody could predict when he became one of only a handful of people in world history to regain vision from complete blindness. At the podium, Mike May's story, immortalized in the acclaimed book, Crashing Through: A True Story of Risk, Adventure, and The Man Who Dared To See, is a stunningly heroic odyssey that was always fueled by his simple motto, "there's always a way."

Before his surgery, Mike May had honestly never yearned for vision. He was an accomplished inventor (from the world’s first laser turntable to portable GPS technology designed specifically for the blind and visually impaired); athlete (setting the world speed skiing record of 65 mph for a blind person and winner of six international skiing medals); and businessman (starting up several successful business ventures; today he is CEO of Sendero Group). Then, in 1999, a chance encounter brought startling news: a revolutionary stem cell transplant surgery could restore May’s vision. It would allow him to drive, to read, to see his children’s faces. He began to contemplate an astonishing new world: Would he recognize himself in the mirror? Would his marriage survive? Would he still be Mike May?

The procedure was filled with risks, notably the fact that the medicine he’d have to take could cause deadly cancer. And even if the surgery worked, history was against him. Fewer than twenty cases were known to all of history which a person gained vision after a lifetime of blindness. Each of those people suffered from desperate, nearly unimaginable consequences... There were countless reasons not to take this risk, yet one compelling reason to move forward… it was the one risk that would truly give hope not just to him and his family but to millions affected by blindness.

Mike May's incredible life story is the basis of a movie written by Larry McMurtry and Diana Osanna and is currently in development for 20th Century Fox. He lives inCaliforniawith his wife and children.

FAQs on booking Mike May

  • How to book Mike May?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Mike May for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Mike May, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Mike May or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Mike May?

    Booking fees for Mike May, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Mike May, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Mike May?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Mike May for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Mike May for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Mike May or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Mike May or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Mike May is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Mike May for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Mike May generally travels from Davis, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Robin Crow, Benjamin Zander, Mike Rayburn, Bruce Dickinson and Rick Tamlyn. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Mike May for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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