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Victoria Arlen

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Survivor, ESPN & Ninja Warrior Host; Gold Medalist, Author & Dancing With The Stars Contestant

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Victoria Arlen Biography

In 2005, Victoria Arlen was 11 years old when she came down with two rare neurological disorders, Transverse Myelitis and Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis. She fought for her life for five years, including four years in a vegetative state, during which she was ‘locked’ within herself, unable to communicate with those around her. At times, she suffered seizures for more than 20 hours per day. She was paralyzed from the waist down for a decade and incredibly, regained the ability to walk in 2016.

A lifelong swimmer and athlete, despite her illness, Arlen never gave up her childhood dream of competing in the Olympics Games. In June of 2010, she returned to the pool for the first time in over ten years. Two years later, she qualified for the 2012 London Paralympic Games in four different events. There she won a Gold Medal, setting a World Record, and three Silver Medals.

Not long after the Paralympics, Arlen realized another dream, becoming one of the youngest on-air hosts ever hired by ESPN. Today, she reports for numerous ESPN programs including XGames, Invictus Games, The ESPY Awards, espnW, Frozen Four, Special Olympics World Games and Sportscenter.

After emerging from four years in a vegetative state, Arlen remained confined to a wheelchair for ten years. Determined to walk, she began aggressive activity based paralysis recovery therapy at Project Walk San Diego. Later, her family opened Project Walk Boston, and there, after two years of therapy, she took her first unassisted step on a long and remarkable road to recovery.

One year after taking her first step, Arlen was back. In the fall of 2017, she competed on Dancing With The Stars for nine weeks and was eventually a semi-finalist. During the show, her incredible story was seen and heard by millions, including appearances on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, in People Magazine, and in hundreds of other media outlets across the country.

Since winning her gold medal in 2012, embarking on her broadcasting career with ESPN, and gracing the dance floor of Hollywood, Arlen has been invited to share her incredible story across the country and has honed herself into an emotionally powerful keynote speaker. She has been a featured TEDx speaker, shared the stage with Preacher Joel Osteen, and delivered the keynote address for numerous Fortune 500s including Pfizer, Disney, Microsoft, General Mills, and Liberty Mutual Insurance. Through her own heart-wrenching story, Arlen shares her BREAKTHROUGH FORMULA for overcoming even life’s darkest challenges. She talks about finding gratitude, alternative perspective, creating hope, and the power of unrelenting effort. She shares her recipe for using the obstacles in life to create leverage for long lasting, meaningful change through a story your audience will never forget.

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Locked In: The Will to Survive and the Resolve to Live

Locked In: The Will to Survive and the Resolve to Live

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    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Victoria Arlen 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 Victoria Arlen, 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 Victoria Arlen or any other celebrity of your choice.
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    Booking fees for Victoria Arlen, 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 Victoria Arlen, 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 Victoria Arlen?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Victoria Arlen 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 Victoria Arlen for your next private or corporate function.
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Victoria Arlen Biography

In 2005, Victoria Arlen was 11 years old when she came down with two rare neurological disorders, Transverse Myelitis and Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis. She fought for her life for five years, including four years in a vegetative state, during which she was ‘locked’ within herself, unable to communicate with those around her. At times, she suffered seizures for more than 20 hours per day. She was paralyzed from the waist down for a decade and incredibly, regained the ability to walk in 2016.

A lifelong swimmer and athlete, despite her illness, Arlen never gave up her childhood dream of competing in the Olympics Games. In June of 2010, she returned to the pool for the first time in over ten years. Two years later, she qualified for the 2012 London Paralympic Games in four different events. There she won a Gold Medal, setting a World Record, and three Silver Medals.

Not long after the Paralympics, Arlen realized another dream, becoming one of the youngest on-air hosts ever hired by ESPN. Today, she reports for numerous ESPN programs including XGames, Invictus Games, The ESPY Awards, espnW, Frozen Four, Special Olympics World Games and Sportscenter.

After emerging from four years in a vegetative state, Arlen remained confined to a wheelchair for ten years. Determined to walk, she began aggressive activity based paralysis recovery therapy at Project Walk San Diego. Later, her family opened Project Walk Boston, and there, after two years of therapy, she took her first unassisted step on a long and remarkable road to recovery.

One year after taking her first step, Arlen was back. In the fall of 2017, she competed on Dancing With The Stars for nine weeks and was eventually a semi-finalist. During the show, her incredible story was seen and heard by millions, including appearances on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, in People Magazine, and in hundreds of other media outlets across the country.

Since winning her gold medal in 2012, embarking on her broadcasting career with ESPN, and gracing the dance floor of Hollywood, Arlen has been invited to share her incredible story across the country and has honed herself into an emotionally powerful keynote speaker. She has been a featured TEDx speaker, shared the stage with Preacher Joel Osteen, and delivered the keynote address for numerous Fortune 500s including Pfizer, Disney, Microsoft, General Mills, and Liberty Mutual Insurance. Through her own heart-wrenching story, Arlen shares her BREAKTHROUGH FORMULA for overcoming even life’s darkest challenges. She talks about finding gratitude, alternative perspective, creating hope, and the power of unrelenting effort. She shares her recipe for using the obstacles in life to create leverage for long lasting, meaningful change through a story your audience will never forget.

Victoria Arlen Videos

  • Victoria Arlen - Virtual Keynote - Converse Europe
    Victoria Arlen - Inspirational Speaker
  • Victoria Arlen's Unbelievable Medical Mystery and Miracle - Pickler...
    Victoria Arlen came on the show to share her remarkable story of overcoming incredible adversity. At 11 years old, Victoria was diagnosed with two...
  • She Went From Paralyzed To Dancing With The Stars
    At just 11-years-old, Victoria Arlen was in a vegetative state, fighting for her life. Today she's a Paralympic Gold-Medalist, an ESPN host and a ...

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  • How to book Victoria Arlen?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Victoria Arlen 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 Victoria Arlen, 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 Victoria Arlen or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Victoria Arlen?

    Booking fees for Victoria Arlen, 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 Victoria Arlen, 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 Victoria Arlen?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Victoria Arlen 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 Victoria Arlen 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 Victoria Arlen or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Victoria Arlen 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.

Victoria Arlen is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Victoria Arlen for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Victoria Arlen generally travels from Boston, MA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Melissa Stockwell, Shannon Miller, Bethany Hamilton, J.R. Martinez and Nancy Kerrigan. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Victoria Arlen for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Victoria Arlen Speaker Videos

  • Victoria Arlen - Virtual Keynote - Converse Europe
    Victoria Arlen - Inspirational Speaker
    Victoria Arlen's Unbelievable Medical Mystery and Miracle - Pickler ...
    Victoria Arlen came on the show to share her remarkable story of overcoming incredible adversity. At 11 years old, Victoria was diagnosed with two rare conditions and lost the ability to speak, eat,...
  • She Went From Paralyzed To Dancing With The Stars
    At just 11-years-old, Victoria Arlen was in a vegetative state, fighting for her life. Today she's a Paralympic Gold-Medalist, an ESPN host and a ...
    'DWTS' Contestant Victoria and Partner Val Take Center Stage
    Formerly paralyzed athlete Victoria Arlen chatted with Ellen about beating the odds and taking on the challenge of "Dancing with the Stars" with pro partner Val Chmerkovskiy.

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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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