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Today’s guests share an incredible story of tragedy, trauma, survival, perseverance, and ultimate victory. We are honored to have Ben Toderico and his wife Denise Gordony-Toderico on the show today!
Three years ago Denise – a veterinarian from Virginia – was on her usual run on the same route she had run 3-4 times a week for over a decade. After about a mile, she was hit from behind by an SUV traveling around 60mph, and knocked about 50 yards into a ditch.
The driver left and left her for dead in a ditch for over an hour until someone saw her and called for help.
Refusing to live in fear and accept her injuries, Denise, with help from her husband Ben has worked relentlessly to recover from this incident and regain her quality of life and passion for training and health.
Tune in as Ben and Denise share their story and talk post-trauma and post-rehab training.
Ben, Denise…thank you for sharing your story with us and our listeners. Your relentless drive to not only survive – but thrive in the face of extreme adversity and pain – has inspired many and will continue to do so for years to come. Thank you.