George A. Burk, of Scottsdale, Arizona, is a nationally and internationally recognized motivational speaker, author, writer and trainer. In May 1970, he was the sole survivor of 14 passengers in a military plane crash. The crew was enroute to Spokane, Washington to conduct an operational analysis. Ascending through 3000', the aircraft experienced rapid de-compression and massive structural failure, crashing in the hills near Schellville, California. He suffered sever burns over 65% of his body and mulitiple internal injuries. George was not expected to live beyond day 14 of the crash. His rescue and recovery have been called a "Miracle." George spent 90 days in Intensive Care, where he had two Near Death Experiences, and 18 months in the hospital. He was medically retired from the Air Force in 1971.