Beyond Adversity

Enjoying Life After Adversity

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Miracle Baby

2015-0311 Family PictureAfter spending almost 14 hours suspended upside-down in freezing temperatures, 18-month-old Lily Groesbeck survived. Unfortunately, Lily’s mother, Lynn Jennifer Groesbeck, did not survive. Three police officers and two firemen say they heard a mysterious voice asking for help before they knew a toddler was in a submerged car. Officers Tyler Beddoes, Jared Warner and Bryan Dewitt, who responded to the incident in the Spanish Fork River near Salt Lake City, Utah, say they heard an adult voice say, “Help me.” The two firefighters, Paul Tomadakis and Lee Mecham, also heard the voice.


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Thanks to  ABC News for reporting the story; all the people responsible for ensuring the happy ending of the story; Google for helping me find the video; and all the other people who, directly or indirectly, made it possible for me to include the picture, video, and text I used in this post.

Even after brain surgeries, chemotherapy, and radiation treatments to eradicate his brain cancer, Scott continued to work; continued to study; and earned professional certifications from the Project Management Institute, American Society of Quality, and Stanford University School of Professional Development. How were all of these achievements possible at a time when Scott was struggling with the hurdles of brain injury? The answers are in this blog.

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During the past 13 years, I have been diagnosed with cancer, brain injury, balance issues, stroke, ataxia, visual impairment, and auditory challenges. I have overcome significant adversity! I can explain how to overcome your challenges. I am a very active Toastmaster and a motivational speaker.