Meg McElwain is a resilience expert and speaker.
Meg McElwain is a resilience expert and knows personally that hard times happen and life goes on.
In 2012, her three-month-old son Mitchell was diagnosed with cancer. “Mitchie” died in 2014, just after his 2nd birthday.
She is humbled to share the title “Momcologist” with other mothers of children affected by cancer.
Meg is Founder and Chairman of Mitchell’s Fund and supports families in the crisis of a life threatening pediatric illness and childhood mental health illness.
She is a successful speaker and philanthropist who uses her experiences to inspire resilience in others.
Meg McElwain delivers impactful keynote speeches and offers workshops that help build practical strategies in mental, emotional and physical health.
Meg was at the top of her professional game as the sole owner of a successful marketing and public relations when her 3-month-old son, Mitchell, was diagnosed with a rare, infant leukemia. After Mitchie’s death at two years old, Meg chose to close the agency and focus on a new career path – supporting and uplifting others as a public speaker and philanthropist.
Meg’s experience shaped her expertise in two life topics we need to talk through more often – loss and resilience. She knows personally and deeply that hard times happen – and that life must go on. She shares the pain of watching her infant son suffer and then losing him to cancer, and how slowly, she got back up and made choices to move her life forward in a positive direction for herself and her older son, Frank, and continue working.
– April Barnhardt Whitlock, CEO, Fundanoodle
-Ashley Pizarro, CEO, Event Participant
– Megan Goodson, conference participant
-shelby shackelford moyer, member, sardis presbyterian church
-laura james, charlotte, nc
-Susie Kopf, Ridgeland, Mississippi
-Debbie Ward, Fort Worth, Texas
-Johanna Anderson Non-Profit Executive
-Cindy Lickert, 5th Grade Teacher
-Andi Stevenson, Non-Profit Executive
-Luke H. Maybry, Pastor, Central Steele Creek Presbyterian Church
-John Norris, Charlotte, NC
-Claudette Thomas, Grenada, MS
– Candace Richter, Founder, Bee Mighty, Denver, Colorado
– Kate Shands Laudumiey, Destin, Florida
“Meg speaks with heart and honesty about the life and tragic death of her son, Mitchell, when he was a toddler. With conviction and devotion, she has used her own experience to advocate for other families experiencing the serious illness of a child with the creation of Mitchell’s Fun. Her passion for this work, along with her articulate and hopeful voice, serves to give light and inspiration to all who listen.”
– Melanie Dobson, Professor of Methodist Studies
Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary