“How can you laugh through what you all live through!?”
Peter Rosenberger often hears that question when people learn of his 33 year journey as a caregiver for his wife, Gracie, who lives with severe disabilities. (80+ operations including the amputation of both legs).
Yet, both Peter and Gracie draw hope from their deep faith which strengthens their hearts and their sense of humor.
Peter’s weekly radio show, Hope for the Caregiver, is heard on more than 185 stations. Through his show, along with his books and speaking events, Peter address the challenges of life, business, and relationships with candor, compassion, and comedy.
Drawing upon his martial arts studies (Peter has a 2nd degree black-belt in Hapkido), Peter equips audiences to practice self-defense of the heart. A prolific writer and speaker, Peter has lengthy list of media interviews and published commentaries including:
Peter has authored three books including Hope for the Caregiver and his newest book 7 Caregiver Landmines and How You Can Avoid Them, Peter and Gracie are both accomplished musicians have released two CD’s. The couple also head a prosthetic limb outreach to Gracie’s fellow amputees in Ghana, West Africa. Standing With Hope trains and equips local workers in Ghana to build and maintain prosthetic limbs for their own people. Working with inmates at a Tennessee prison, Standing With Hope also recycles parts from donated used prosthetic limbs.
"Peter is a remarkable speaker. As the theme of our dinner was “What Does a Caregiver Look Like,” Peter’s remarks tied into our mission and everyone in the room could relate to his story. Our audience enjoyed him sharing his own caregiver story with them – and laughed and cried along with him. He put a face to the question “What Does a Caregiver Look Like.” The answer is anyone at anytime is, will be, or may need, a CAREGIVER."
“Peter Rosenberger was the keynote speaker at the NYS Caregiving & Respite Coalition’s annual conference. Through humor, he gave practical advice to caregivers living the care partnering experience. More importantly, he brought hope to professionals and family caregivers who deal with the struggles of caregiving day in and out. We were so impressed with his use of storytelling. He was the highlight of the conference!”
“Peter has a unique gift for storytelling that brings levity, strength and comfort to the burdensome and often overwhelming state of caregiving. In a room of 900 people impacted by Huntington’s disease, laughter rang out and everyone walked away a little lighter for their journeys because of Peter’s kind words and hard-earned wisdom.”
“With heartfelt, honest and humble teaching, Peter touched deep wounds in the hearts of those who listened. He offered truth to cleanse the lies of doubt, guilt and failure and inspired hope and courage to persist in the battle. From sound Biblical wisdom, he shared practical advice with both humor and gentle compassion. There is no question that he ministered deeply to these weary caregiving warriors.”