Today's Life's Black Belt is Amberly Lago. What an honor it was to interview her and have her share her amazing story with our listeners. The advice, inspiration and incredible strength she shows in this interview is priceless. This is a must listen to episode.
Amberly was a professional dancer, fitness coach/model and even was featured in MC Hammer's "You Can't Touch this Video." Having grown up in Texas in a small town dancing and eventually teaching dance, Amberly wanted to pursue her dreams, so at 18 she packed up her belongings and moved to California. Determined to succeed she found a lot of work traveling around the world.
Then tragedy struck. Her life was deeply altered and her world completely changed in May 2010. While riding her motorcycle in Woodland Hills, CA, she was hit by an SUV and thrown thirty feet down a busy street. Her right leg took the brunt of the impact and was crushed almost beyond repair.
After an arduous recovery process, lengthy hospital stay and 34 surgeries, doctors were able to fuse her leg together and repair her severed femoral artery, despite the doctors original recommendation to amputate her leg. To make matters even worse Amberly was then diagnosed with a nerve disease called Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (also known as RSD). This disease has been nicknamed "The Suicide Disease" because of the intense,chronic pain that it causes on a daily basis.
Determined to turn her tragedy into triumph and along with the support of her family, Amberly authored her first book titled, "True Grit and Grace" which launched in 2017. She continues to spread her message with multiple public speaking and book signing events around the country, in front of thousands.
Amberly was recently featured on NBC's Megan Kelly Today Show, with millions of viewers around the world. She has also been featured in multiple magazines and radio interviews.
Learn more about Amberly by visiting her website: https://amberlylago.com/
Buy her book "True Grit and Grace" : https://www.amazon.com/True-Grit-Grace-Turni g-Tragedy/dp/1683506235
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