I am a Fighter and I am a Survivor

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“In 2008, I walked into a library and an ambulance brought me out. I had had my first seizure, fell and fractured my skull, and ended up in a coma. Doctors told my husband that IF I woke up, the brain swelling would cause severe brain damage and/or paralysis. Miraculously, I woke up five days later, with only some cognitive issues and physical imbalances, and a seizure disorder – nothing that I can’t handle. Doctors thought I might not walk again. But they were wrong. Now I am a Zumba Instructor.

After being bedridden for the first month after the coma, I wanted to exercise to re-gain my strength. I took my first Zumba class and felt so successful to have completed the class. That was the first time in so long I felt alive and not sick. I hold that moment valuable and close to my heart.

The world tried to stop me, but I have different plans. The Zumba program woke me up physically and spiritually and I now teach classes free of charge so that I can give back. I’m proud to be a leader. I am a survivor. I am a fighter. I am fierce. A traumatic brain injury, coma, lung surgery and nerve damage can’t keep me down, and I’m not stopping anytime soon.”

– Megan Hurley; licensed Zumba® Instructor of all Zumba specialties; amazing instructor, fierce survivor, thankful to be alive every moment

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