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Email of the Day: I Found My Inner Strength

By Dr. Laura on February 28, 2023
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I grew up as an athlete, so I was disciplined and I learned young that you pushed through whatever you had to push through. In fact, I lived because of it. As a college student, I was slammed into a tree by another skier. I died on the slopes, was resuscitated and then airlifted to the hospital. After awakening from a coma, I spent two months flat on my back with a reconstructed face, plate in my arm, skull fracture, crushed pelvis, speech aphasia, and the loss of my short-term memory. I had no idea if I would walk again and what other life challenges I would face. Fast forward: I walk, had children and dance!



The nuggets of wisdom I gleaned from listening to your radio show slowly crept into my parenting and my relationship with a demanding mother. You supported me when I didn’t even know I would need it. I just wanted you to know that there were so many times you said something, and I had an epiphany. I’m thankful that when I did feel alone and doubtful, you gave me strength to be what I needed to be, even when I didn’t realize at the time where it came from.



I Found My Inner Strength


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