AMPlified: Purpose Through Pain Overcoming Death, 9/11, & PTSD

August 15, 2022
Hosted by Ken Rochon

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Your host of Amplified, Ken "Dr. Smiley" Rochon Jr., Ph.D., President of The Umbrella Syndicate, & Founder of the Keep Smiling Movement, along with Dr. Andrea Adams-Miller, CEO, The RED Carpet Connection Publicity & Sponsorship & Executive Director, The Keep Smiling Movement, interview Marilyn Morales. Marilyn Morales is a Board Certified Holistic Registered Nurse with over 30 years of experience in the healthcare field. Originally from Brooklyn, N.Y., Marilyn has been calling N.J. home since 2004. On September 11, 2001, Marilyn was one of the hundreds of NYC Public Health Nurses who experienced the tragic events that unfolded that day. That was the start of her journey into the world of PTSD. A series of events followed, including the diagnosis and loss of her youngest daughter to a rare leukemia. To heal herself from the grief and traumas, Marilyn went on a path of self-healing and discovery. Marilyn is the author of the upcoming authority book, When the Answer is No: Finding Purpose through Pain, which releases Jan. 2023. Marilyn's passion is education, teaching others how to heal and move forward from the emotional traumas of grief and PTSD. Marilyn also strives to carry on her daughter Isabella's legacy by shedding light on the need for more Hispanics, Blacks, and mixed ethnicity individuals in the Be The Match National Bone Marrow Registry. Ken Smiley Rochon, Jr., P.hD, Jr., a renaissance man, humanitarian, and accomplished serial entrepreneur, established his successes with The Umbrella Syndicate, Perfect Publishing, & Absolute Entertainment. He is a Social Proof Celebrity Event Photographer, International Keynote Speaker, and Published Author of 30+ books. He is the Founder of the nonprofit organization "The Keep Smiling Movement." He has been honored as "America's Most Influential Business Connector" and "Entrepreneur of the Year." Your Executive Producer: Dr. Andrea Adams-Miller, The Dream Maker, an International Award Winning International Publicist & Sponsorship Acquistionist manifests your dreams bigger than you ever dared to dream possible. An energy whirlwind, she shared the stage with Anthony Hopkins, Jack Canfield, Stedman Graham, Les Brown, & Brian Tracy. She has the authority, credibility, & connections to put the best businesses in the limelight, create partnerships & acquire funding. She's also the Executive Director for The Keep Smiling Movement. is a 501(c)3 dental and mental health organization dedicated to saving lives through SMILES by creating a DOSE of HOPE to be resilient for those facing challenges. Our goal is to publish 1000 Keep Smiling stories, help restore 100 smiles, and affect 10,000 people with positive meditation & hypnosis sessions, & reach 10M people with our message to Keep Smiling. Donations to See more at To book them & their guests, contact 419-722-6931.


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Ken Rochon

Ken Rochon

Ken Rochon has authored ten books and published over forty books. He has helped over 500 artists, authors, causes, entrepreneurs, musicians, speakers, and leaders 'Amplify' their message using leveraging techniques in social media to create epic viral campaigns.

Ken's primary focus is supporting great leaders. His company The Umbrella Syndicate reaches on average 40,000 people per week on Facebook and he helps over 800 pages grow using 'Amplification' strategies associated with campaigns and events. The Umbrella Syndicate page has over 100,000 clicks and engagement a week, making it one of the most active social media pages in the world.

Ken has visited over 100 countries and loves to photograph the world. He also mixes cultural music and is considered a world class fusion deejay. He is married and a proud father to his son Kenny, who is also known as K3. He lives in Ellicott City, Maryland with his family. He has also served as an Officer in the US Army and taught introduction to Physics and Chemistry.

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