In October of 1990, Dana Liesegang was a strong, happy-go-lucky 19-year-old who had recently enlisted in the U.S. Navy. On a walk one day she was violently attacked, raped, and thrown off a 75-foot cliff. After waking from a coma, she found herself a quadriplegic with a traumatic brain injury and PTSD.
Her doctors expected her to be forever paralyzed and permanently on a ventilator, but, unwilling to let others determine her fate, she set to work healing herself. She chronicles her story in Falling Up: My Wild Ride from Victim to Kick-Ass Victory. A self-educated expert in spinal cord recovery, her continuing spiritual growth—coupled with emerging medical treatments and neuromuscular response training—have all taken her recovery well-beyond her doctor’s initial prognosis.
Through hard work and forgiveness Liesegang healed her body, mind, heart, and soul. She travels internationally, speaking on the power of forgiveness to heal and helping others grow and achieve their goals.