Roslyn Franken is a passionate speaker, author and cancer survivor dedicated to filling peoples' spirits with wonder and inspired with hope. How? By telling her parents’ and personal story of amazing survival, resilience and triumph over tragedy - Her mother survived the horrors of Auschwitz and several other Holocaust concentration camps throughout Nazi Europe. Her father was a prisoner of war in Japan and was working as a slave laborer in Nagasaki when the Americans dropped the atomic bomb there. He, too, survived. At 29, when diagnosed with cancer of the lymph nodes with a tumor resting on the main artery to her brain, Roslyn turned to her parents’ remarkable strength and never give up attitude as inspiration in her fight to beat cancer.
The answers to these important questions and more make up the remarkable story that Roslyn shares on both the stage and the page in her dynamic multi-media stage presentation and internationally acclaimed book entitled, Meant to Be: A True Story of Might, Miracles and Triumph of the Human Spirit.
Her parents' story was the subject of a television documentary that was nominated for a Gemini award and a movie adaptation of her book, Meant to Be, is currently in development for production as a feature film.
She has a Masters degree in Human Systems Intervention (the study of how people self-learn and change as individuals and in groups) from Concordia University in Montreal, Certification in Organizational Psychology with a focus on Executive Coaching through the Professional School of Psychology in California and MBTI® Personality Type Assessment Qualification from Psychometrics Canada.