In a recent interview, Jensen was asked, “How did you first react to suddenly going deaf?” His response: “My first reaction was intense fear and an incredible overwhelming feeling that this was gonna really suck. Then I thought, ‘How am I going to hear the music when I dance with my daughters at their weddings?’”
His pointed, ingenuous response is classic Brian Patrick Jensen material. “He has a knack for stark eloquence” say commentators. “There is a grieving and acceptance process to something like this that’s very personal and difficult to explain,” Jensen says. “And then I discovered that the more I took pains to reach out and explain it, the more I healed.” Enter his namesake blog and signature public speaking service, www.brianpatrickjensen.com.
Mr. Jensen began posting his stories in July 2011; and his stark message of silent-perseverance has already touched thousands. Audience Cheers and Tears testimonials on his website offer extraordinary tributes to his “very raw, very honest, painful and yet beautiful” essays. “Your writings are soul touching” exclaims an inspired fan.
Jensen’s most popular messages, include Listening from the Heart to his 6th-grade daughter’s graduation speech just days after losing his hearing; a heartwarming poem reassuring his daughters, Angel Voices; a touching yarn about 3rd graders teaching him sign language; and a tearful holiday post about his soundless late night excursion the week before Christmas on a local shopping mall.
People in the deaf and hard of hearing community have taken notice too. Jensen is speaking on his favorite topic, “Perseverance”
Locally, Jensen was subject of New Year’s article in the North Penn Reporter and Montgomery County Times Herald and he was recently interviewed live on WNPV Radio. Cabrini College just featured him in their Alumni News and he received raves for recent speaking engagements at Cabrini and for the Greater Valley Forge Human Resources Association in February. Jensen is also a contributor to the popular motivational website, PositvelyPositive.com. “My readers love Brian,” says the publisher, Eric Handler. “His message resonates!”