Sandi Selvi has been entertaining corporate audiences, medical industry audiences, and comedy club audiences for almost a decade! Her unique combination of humor, interesting stories of her personal medical challenges, and motivational messages, are sure to entertain your audience!

Corporate Presentations

Is That a Tear Behind the Laughter?: Resilience, Perseverance and Overcoming Obstacles

Won’t Do Stand-up in a Wheelchair!: My Humorous (yet Inspiring) Journey From Using a Cane to Raising Cane….on Stage

Comedic and Ironic Side’s of Life: Turning Tears and Fears into Laughter and Success

Medical Industry Presentations

Is it M.S. or S&M, Dyslexia Can Change a Diagnosis Very Quickly: a Patients Hysterical Perspective on M.S.

Things (some) Doctors Won’t Talk About: Stem Cell Transplants and Pot, Being the Top Two

Has Anyone Seen My Breast Implants?: Getting a New Immune System can be Hysterical

Stand-Up Comedy

Have You Met My Son’s, Dumb and Dumber?: a Mothers View of Raising Boys

MS / S&M:There Really is a Difference

We’ve Been Married Only 25 Years? It Seems like so Much Longer: a Woman’s Perspective on Marriage

My Book

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“Won’t Do Stand-up in a Wheelchair”

After being diagnosed with MS in 1995, Sandi Selvi began to decline rapidly and quickly became frustrated with conventional medical options. The drugs had nasty side effects, and in her case, the drugs didn’t work.

So, in March of 2000 Sandi joined forces with the brilliant doctors at Scripp’s in San Diego, to, as they so eloquently put it, “Kill her immune system and build a new one” with an autologous stem cell transplant. Theoretically her new immune system could stop the MS.

my book

During the two month medical procedure Sandi came pretty close to death, but a $10.99 box of used comedy tapes helped her through recovery, and changed her life. Laughter is indeed the best medicine-Sandi now shares her medicine, and her medical miracle, through stand-up comedy.

“Sandi makes the toughest journey seem refreshingly funny. Every doctor, comedian and patient should read this great book.”
Neil Leiberman, The Comedy Coach(R)

“Love the raw honesty and humor. MS babe who got a stem cell transplant-that alone is a miracle.”
Christy Evans Jordan, has MS

“I dog-earred over 20 pages that made me laugh out loud or burst in tears. I was awed by your journey, uplifted by your triumphs and overwhelmed by the simple message of family forever.”
Melissa Berger

“Spell-binding-rings true on every level. Inspiring and empowering for anyone facing challenges they think are so insurmountable that they cannot be overcome.”
Lynn Ruth Miller, author of Starving Hearts

“I’m so glad Sandi refuses to do stand-up in a wheelchair because we don’t have a ramp. (For giggles.) Sandi incorporates some great laughs into her MS story, proving that she’s not only a funny comedian but a strong woman as well.”
Heather Barbieri, owner of Rooster T. Feathers

“Wonderful, amazing, heartbreaking, inspiring.”
Britta Wilder, writer and painter

“Inspiration for anyone diagnosed with a serious disease. It shows that IT IS possible to not only beat the odds, but to pursue your passion at the same time.”
John DeKoven, Bunjo’s Comedy Club

“Really good read. Thanks for the insightful look into your life. You’re a brave woman.”
Rich Stimbra, Asst. Dir. SFCC

Oh what a strange year to be alive. . . year 2005!

Oh what a strange year to be alive. . . year 2005!

We lost a legend, a gem, in Mr. Richard Pryor. . . But, now he is making them laugh in a place much higher.

Another genius lost was always sure to make me laugh. . . Mitch Headburg who was in his prime, cut by half.

Then another, my dear friend Eli, gone without a trace. . . I’ll never forget that smile, that humor, or each line on his face.

But, the saddest of all is when my Nana went. . .  Now in my heart there will always be a dent.

But the strange things that seem so very clear. . . are what make this an extremely unique year.

Finding Scott Peterson guilty by a unamious jury. .   Releaved so much fustration, anger and fury.Oh what a strange year to be alive. . . year 2005!

With the Hurricanes, the Tornados and that huge Tsunami. . .  The Earth is saying something. . .or is it just me?

And as far as I am concerned the war in Irac is done. . .  Can our kids come home now and begin to have fun.

Stem Cells work, I am proof of that. . . So, if you are in a political office take off your Religous hat.

Stop throwing bombs, names and sticks. . .  And see if we can welcome 2006!