This week’s mental fitness minute I have a special guest, Verna Marzo. Verna is the first of our newly formed headversity heroes. A headversity hero is a person who demonstrates and optimizes resilience. Verna’s story is inspiring to so many. Less than two years ago, Verna suffered a medical trauma leaving her as a quad amputee.
Verna what helped you do be so resilient during that very difficult time?
Knowing my purpose, and that is to inspire other people.
When I asked my therapist where the amputees hang out and she said she doesn’t know, they probably just stayed at home and are depressed. I told her I wasn’t ready to be depressed and just stay at home. I asked if it was possible for me to walk again, she said yes, but it would take a lot of work to get there. So, I worked really hard and now I am inspiring other people.
Verna definitely is inspiring our team at headversity.
To build your resilience, know your purpose.