When I was a little girl dreaming of making headlines, this is not what I had in mind. I got what I asked for... at a great cost.
Just nine days before the 13th anniversary of my accident, I crashed my own motorcycle at 40mph on the racetrack. What a difference being truly prepared can make!
Twelve years ago, I was a passenger in a life-changing motorcycle accident. The healing process, personal transformation and emotional struggle continues to this day.
I never would have thought that looking different could earn me credibility, respect and opportunity... and yet, here I stand. Purpose-built and powerful.
Although I have never been diagnosed with cancer, I know what it is like to go through surgeries, medical treatment, and physical therapy only to find myself staring a lifelong recovery in the face. Let's explore the true meaning of "survivor" and connect my own personal challenges with recovery to others who have experienced disfigurement trauma.
I made this video to celebrate the 5 year anniversary of my life-changing accident. It's my story and what I learned from the crash (thus far) in 3 short minutes, rather than my usual 30,000 words.