Former Make-A-Wish child and cancer survivor, Paige Omartian, is a speaker, author, and recording artist, who is passionate about stirring an awakening in young people. At 21 years old, she has dedicated her life to reaching teens and young adults to encourage them to find their purpose and not waste their life. Through her own struggles, she has come face to face with the reality of how precious life is, and how God has an amazing purpose for each one of us.
During her cancer illness at 11 years old, she was linked to the Make-A-Wish Foundation and traveled to Nashville to make a Christian album as a part of her wish. Her early music also found its way onto the Bath & Body Works Holiday album in 2005 alongside such notables as Jessica Simpson and Martina McBride. She appeared on programs such as “The Today Show” and “Extra” sharing her story and the new Christmas music.
She has since released her own debut rock album, “Wake Up”, as well as a DVD of “Sermonettes” on Biblical advice for teen topics. In addition, she has been the speaker for a national tour called iShine Live, and hosted a global TV show called, “iShine Knect”. Currently, Paige is developing a ministry of her own and will be releasing her first book with Harvest House Publishers in the fall of 2012.
Paige’s mission is to awaken young people to break the chains of apathy, reclaim their value and live out the incredible, God-given mission for their lives.“Ultimately”, says Paige. “It comes down to this: My purpose is to help other people find theirs.”
Recently, Paige was married to Chris Omartian who is a music producer, musician, and songwriter. The couple reside in Nashville, Tennessee.