Boston, Mass (PRWEB) July 8, 2010
Dottie Lessard has been defying the odds as far back as she can remember. There is no logical explanation why 43 year old Lessard of Boston, Massachusetts should be breathing a single breath today when at six months of age she was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis and not expected to live past the age of two. There is no medical reason why Lessard survived a grueling 12 hour surgery after dying twice on the operating table during her double lung transplant while the doctors were literally scraping her diseased lungs from her chest cavity. Is it a miracle that Dottie, the multi Gold-Medalist and Professional Nike Athlete will be traveling to Madison, Wisconsin to compete in her 7th Transplant Games July 31st-August 4th, 2010, is thriving after her kidney transplant and a severe bout of Diabetes which left her temporarily blind just two years ago? You would think so, but what is really at the core of this medical phenomena is a woman who has an insatiable passion for life that most of us can't even grasp let alone appreciate and she shares it in her first book, "Seven Letters That Saved My Life" " featuring the Seven Principles That Made It Happen". "Seven Letters" is being acclaimed by all who have read it, "The Everyday Man's Practical Guide to Personal Success and Life Fulfillment" bounding its way towards Oprah's Book Club.
"What do you say to a child, teen or adult that is enduring a critical illness and perhaps even death? How do you inspire them to fight for their precious life and do whatever it takes to keep living?" asks Lessard. "My journey has taught me it's not just what you do inside hospital walls; it's what you do outside of those walls that inspire life. Even if you are healthy, how do you overcome life's repeated challenges and setbacks over and over again and not completely give up?" says Lessard. "It's really not that difficult once you begin to find a passion, a life purpose, what you want to do and become. Start to create a vision with movement, belief and emotion about life. When I was a little girl, my vision was to become an athlete and decades later I carried the Olympic Torch through the streets of Boston for the Sydney Games. No one would have ever believed that I would be competing in these games at my age because I wasn't supposed to be here. Life doesn't get better than this…and that's why I wrote Seven Letters sharing my experience, strength and hope, to empower others who are facing life obstacles each and every day of their lives. When you are given the gift of life over and over again, it's unimaginable not to give back" says 43 year Dottie Lessard. I am a freakin' miracle and I am not afraid to die, just determined to live because life has never given up on me" said Lessard.
Dottie Lessard has been acclaimed as one of Boston's Exceptional Women of the Year, Bryant Gumble of HBO Real Sports featured her on his show after following her story for two years, and Runner's World Magazine presented her with their "HEROS OF RUNNING" honor in 2005. She is the author of SEVEN LETTERS THAT SAVED MY LIFE released for Summer 2010 available on http://www.barnesandnoble.com and http://www.amazon.com. Ms. Lessard is Co-Founder of Whole-Body Wellbeing based in Kingston, New Hampshire with offices in Boston and Los Angeles with a clear mission to empower men and women to make healthier choices in every aspect of their life, emotionally, spiritually, mentally, physically and nutritionally. Whole-Body Wellbeing will be releasing Empower Pro, the Meal Enhancement Drink Mix August, 2010. To learn more go to http://www.wholebodywellbeing.com.
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