Christa D. Reed, President
Colorado Parents of Multiples
"We had the great pleasure of having Emily Stark as our keynote speaker for the Colorado Parents of Multiples 30th State Conference in 2003. With over 200 mothers of multiples in attendance, she was an amazing keynote speaker and as she shared her life experiences and stories with all of us there wasn’t a dry eye in the ballroom. She has the remarkable ability to keep you captivated from the moment she begins until her very final word. She not only entertains the audience through her lively speeches but she also makes you laugh and even cry! We would definitely recommend hiring her for any event where you need a professional and positive speaker that your attendees will always remember!"
Published in The Denver Post
"I appreciate her honesty," said Jim Ritter, pastor of Living Water Christian Church. "When I met with her last week, she said, 'I don't have the whole put together faith package. I'm on this journey but I haven't arrived yet' That's great. That's where we're all at. She's been able to trust God with the life He's thrown at her"
Inspire Higher Retreat
"Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! I could have listened to you all afternoon. Thank you for sharing your inspiring story of your family and how you achieved when the odds seemed to be against you. I heard so many positive comments and saw a few tears shed as well. You are truly an amazing woman. Thank you again for speaking at the inaugural Inspire Higher Woman’s Retreat. Your inspiring words made a big impact on the lives of women and consequently, the success of the retreat."
"I was watching the program on Discovery (again!) and was thrilled to be able to find even the one picture of your girls now so grown up on the website. I wondered again how many times couples in such a vulnerable state are told by doctors that conjoined twins usually don't live and ultimately elect to terminate their pregnancy. To see how your family was edified, strengthened and unified by your challenge reminds me again of what you would have missed had you not had the "divine spark" that put that, "those are our girls!" on your lips, deciding the matter to go forward. One has to wonder how many around you (in addition to your family) were touched and changed by the love that came from your simple, "yes." This is what is unseen and unknown and unrealized when challenges like these are deemed insurmountable by doctors and couples, who are in so much pain, must rely on their "recommendations" or mere "facts." Your story is very important. There is no such thing as a throw away child, no matter how grim it looks before birth! I have been blessed by your courage too and I thank you for it.
What beautiful girls! God Bless you!"
Email from AJ Petty-Larrison after learning about the girls
"I was so inspired by watching you and your family on Discovery Health
Channel. Your girls are so precious and you should be proud of yourself and
family for being so strong and supporting one another along the very long
journey. You have helped me to realize that no matter what the circumstance
is you have to believe it is going to be ok. God has a plan for each one of
us and we just have to trust Him.
I am a mother of a premature baby that weighed only 3 pounds at birth and
my son had to stay in the hospital for 6 1/2 weeks which was extremely hard.
The last year has been emotionally hard because I want to understand why
my son was born 2 1/2 early and why this happened to our family, but I will
never know. My son is now a year old and doing great and I feel so blessed
to have him.
Thank you so much for sharing your amazing story and for helping me see that
other people have circumstance in their lives and they get through them.
"I just wanted to send you a quick note to let you know that I caught your Discovery Health Channel program last night (6/29/06 at 10pm). You came and told your story to my MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) group at Christ Lutheran Church in early May. I was moved by your talk and the struggles you have been through with your girls. I have two children (Jack is 5, Ellie is 3) and one due in late August. Quite by accident I was channel surfing last night (my husband was out of town – again!) and saw the story of the girls’ delivery and first year on DHC. It was a wonderful follow-on to your talk at CLC.
Thanks again for sharing your story and opening up your lives to other moms like myself. I very much enjoyed learning more about your journey with conjoined twins, and I wish you the best of luck with your current pregnancy!"