Dr. Lise Deguire on Growing Through a Burn Accident

Grow Through It: Accidents

Dr. Lise Deguire, author of Flashback Girl: Lessons on Resilience from a Burn Survivor, tells her story of surviving a childhood burn accident and growing through it over the decades with countless surgeries, hope, friendship and therapy.

Sarah Vazquez on Growing Through Cerebral Palsy

Grow Through It: Disabilities

Sarah Vazquez, speaker, author, and advocate, describes what it was like growing up with Cerebral Palsy. Through her mother’s innovative care, she learned that the label of disability did not define her. It was her dreams and abilities that did.

Darren Prince, Author of Aiming High, on Growing Through Opiate Addiction

Grow Through It: Substance Abuse, Opioid Crisis

Darren Prince, President and CEO of Prince Marketing Group, tells his story of chasing an opiate high from the time he was 14 until addiction brought him to his knees 23 years later. He mentions five A’s that got him through it: attitude adjustment, action, accountability and acceptance.

Dani Shapiro on Growing Through a Family Secret

Grow Through It: Family Secrets

Dani Shapiro, author of Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love, describes the personal crisis created after learning a family secret at the age of 54, and growing through it with the help of her ‘spiritual army’ and in community with others.