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Jacob "TEN20" Thompson is an acclaimed inspirational communicator, award-winning recording artist, and author of From Diagnosis To Destiny - Your Trials Aren't Meant To Break You; They're Meant To Make You.

He is an expert at turning trials into triumphs and obstacles into opportunities. Through his story, he inspires people to persevere through their challenges and pursue their purpose.

A devastating diagnosis of Friedreich's Ataxia provided Jacob with an opportunity to give up on his dreams and on his life in general. Instead, he has allowed his difficult circumstance to guide him into his destiny. His story and inspirational message has reached tens of thousands in person and hundreds of thousands online, cultivating hope and advocating for those impacted by rare disease.


If you are looking for someone to inspire your audience, look no further. Whether universities, corporations, schools, sports teams, churches, conferences, or anywhere else that people gather, Jacob's message and spoken word performances are sure to make a positive impact and leave a lasting impression.

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University of Minnesota

CRSPR Therapeutics

National Institute of Health

Bethel University, MN

Bethel University, IN

Mounds View High School

Lakeville High School

Eagan High School

One Rare Conference


World Orphan Drug Congress

Maranatha Academy

Legacy High School

Hope Academy

The Rare Fair

District Blitz

Campus Faith Clubs

Youth for Christ

Young Life Camp

Quincy House

Eastgate Festival

Woodland Hills Church


Oak Hills Church

Ignite Church

Cityview Church

Lebanon Church

Opened for major artists Dee-1 and Datin

and more...


JT is a consummate professional motivational speaker and a true orator.  Through his story and his art, he connects with individuals (even virtually) and inspires an introspective look into their situations, helping them express themselves in a nurturing and caring way.  It is challenging to find the right words to describe an experience with JT but, his authenticity is felt by all who hear him speak – he keeps it real.

Rachel Whisnant - One Rare



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