About Dana Hee
Welcome to my personal blog site! I have discovered that many of my fans from around the world would like to keep in touch with me and share some aspects of my life. So I created this site so I can stay in touch with everyone. I feel very fortunate to have been able to accomplish so much in my life and change my entire life from victim to victorious. And since my primary goal in life now, is to ‘give back’ a little of what I’ve been blessed with, and to help elevate the human spirit and show others what is truly possible…I am here for you!
Dana Lynn Hee is an Olympic Gold Medalist and is currently a film and television actress, as well as one of the top stuntwoman in the entertainment industry. Ms. Hee is also a noted writer, lecturer and television color commentator, and has an extensive background as a motivational speaker.
Dana Hee has been inspiring audiences ever since she won the gold medal in Taekwondo, at the 24th Olympic Games in Seoul, Korea. Her story proves that the will to succeed and the conviction to never give up is what creates success.
It’s an understatement to say that Dana’s childhood was hard. The child of divorced, alcoholic parents, she endured abuse, abandonment, and despair. The years of being passed back and forth between an orphanage and suicidal family members…then living in halfway houses, a commune, on the streets, in a government shelter, and finally a foster home, took their tole. Dana grew up to be a young woman with very little self-esteem or self-confidence, and a huge fear of failure. To her, nothing seemed possible. It was as if the two words, ‘I can’t’ were programmed into her mind, and she struggled to escape a lifelong habit of running from her fears.
One day, at age 23, after nearly committing suicide after a series of devastating events, Dana looked within herself for strength and determined to make a change. She vowed to stop running away from her fears! Two years later, armed with an ounce of courage, and a glimpse of hope, she set out to make a long standing dream of Olympic Gold come true. Through the agonizing, against-the-odds process of this struggle, she made the transformation from a shy, under-achieving, below-average young woman to an Olympic Gold Medalist with a new sense of self-esteem, and, finally, some hope for the future. Her story of how this happened – and the lessons you can take from it – are enough to inspire the most discouraged soul.
But Dana didn’t stop there. She started accepting speaking engagements, then graduated to keynote speeches. She shifted from martial arts, to modeling, and then acting, before setting her sites on becoming a top Hollywood stuntwoman in the movie industry.
If this sounds easy, it wasn’t. To this day, Dana battles self-doubts whose roots extend back to her youth. But she never quits. She competes successfully in the world’s most challenging industries.
Now, after 17 years, thousands of stunts, more than ten dozen movies, and over 2520 days of pain from car hits, stair falls and explosions, Dana has shed that ‘I can’t’ attitude. She has learned that there are great rewards for coming face to face with her fears, whether they are emotional, physical, or just a figment of her imagination. Most of all, she now realizes how much easier it would have been for her to change her way of thinking and acting, a long time ago; if she had just had some inspiration, help, and guidelines.
So, at age 48, she is back in the business world again, sharing her secrets of success with others. After her experiences with life, the Olympics and now, in Hollywood, she feels her stories of facing fear, overcoming the odds, and building success repeatedly, to be a powerful help to others who may let doubt, fear and past atrocities hold them back in life. With her simple, straight-forward tools and guidelines, she helps people bridge the gap between dreams and reality, by showing them how to be more effective, positive, and focused. She shows them, that it IS possible to go from ground zero to zero fear! Dana’s sincerity, warmth and passion inspire and delight her audiences; and her stories of triumph and tragedy helps them face their own fears, goals, and futures with a little bit of courage.