About Amberly Lago
Amberly started her speaking career after her life was deeply altered and her world was completely changed in May 2010. While riding her motorcycle in Woodland Hills, CA, she was hit by a SUV and thrown thirty feet down a busy street. Her right leg took the brunt of the impact and was crushed almost beyond repair.
Despite an arduous recovery process, being a former professional dancer and athlete she was determined to walk again and return to work as a fitness trainer. After a lengthy hospital stay and 34 surgeries, doctors were able to fuse her leg together and repair her severed femoral artery despite the initial recommendation to amputate. However, Lago was diagnosed with a nerve disease called Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (formerly known as RSD) and deals with chronic pain daily. This chronic pain has led her to develop positive, healthy ways of coping with pain and all the emotions that come along with it, and pass it on to others in any kind of pain.
This life altering experience inspires Lago to communicate how you can turn tragedy into triumph. She demonstrates how you can hit rock bottom and still find the strength to get back up. She instills hope to keep moving forward by sharing different tools and strategies that have worked for her.
Her keynotes focus on transformation, inspiration, and team building. Whether speaking to business groups, young people or anyone who has gone through a serious accident, injury or illness, Lago empowers people to achieve whatever goal they have in mind , both personally and professionally. And by sharing her own experience, she demonstrates how to get the most out of life with acceptance, a strong mental attitude and teamwork.
She has contributed to magazines such as Shape and Fit Pregnancy and her book True Grit and Grace launches in 2017. She resides in Woodland Hills, CA with her husband, Johnny, and daughters Savanna and Ruby.
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