In a span of five years Valerie Bourdain lost her daughter to adrenal cancer, her mother to lung cancer and her father to leukemia. Her husband left the marriage midway through their daughter’s cancer journey. Valerie forged ahead as the sole caregiver for all three family members, but her weight and blood pressure soared to dangerously high levels. Motivated to get healthy so her grown son wouldn’t have to care for her, she slowly rebuilt her life—and her body, with the help of a fitness and nutrition coach. Today Valerie’s a fit 59 year-old training for her second rowing competition. Tune in for an incredible story of resilience and reinvention, and lessons learned along the way.
Music: “Always Late” by Ketsa | CC BY NC ND | Free Music Archive