Here I chat with a young woman living with ALS, who defies all odds by finishing fifty marathons and, in turn, inspires people to “go on, be brave.”
I'm absolutely thrilled to catch up with Andrea Lytle Peet again and meet Meredith Atwood in this chat. Andrea and Meredith coauthor Andrea's new memoir titled, "Hope Fights Back." Andrea was thirty-three years old—newly married and a triathlete—when she received the death sentence of an ALS diagnosis (also known as Lou Gehrig's disease). After grappling with the fact that she will likely become paralyzed and die within two to five years, Andrea experienced an unexpected spark that changes her outlook in the most magnificent way. She set a goal to become the first person with ALS to complete 50 marathons in 50 states. In May 2022, she accomplished this goal with the 50th race in Prince of Wales Island, Alaska. Andrea shares her journey in a recently released documentary, "Go On Be Brave: The Drea Story." Now, she's publishing a book on 9/5/23 "Hope Fights Back." In this episode we catch up on it all, especially her inspiring memoir. Hope Fights Back chronicles what happens when we choose to live instead of waiting to die. It is a "love letter to life" and a beautiful love story between Andrea and her husband, Dave. Andrea’s message is awe-inspiring for everyone. Listen in and share this incredible story with a friend.