Friday, April 9, 2010


Our next-door neighbor, Laura, invited us over for dinner last night. You can read more about her story, and her daily blog here.

Laura suffered from a spinal cord injury during a swim meet when she was 12 years old. She is confined to an electric wheelchair, paralyzed in her lower body and has limited use of her arms.

Last year, she started seeing a nutritionist and eating healthy low-fat foods. She lost well over a hundred pounds in 16 months and is now at her goal weight. It's amazing how sane and rational she is about cayenne/lemon cleansers or carb-free deep-fried bacon, really? Fresh fruits, vegetables, and lean meats, huh? It's like all that stuff they've been talking about all this time could be true.

We had fruit salad with non-fat yogurt....

...and Laura's mom-chef, Robyn, made delicious home-made crab, ham, pineapple and capsicum (red bell pepper, it's in everything here) pizzas.

Her discipline and positive attitude are inspiring - when this girl says she's going to make a video diary entry every day, she ACTUALLY does it ... every day! Though she's moving to Sydney in a few weeks, we're going to keep tabs as she continues to achieve great things.

1 comment:

  1. I have no idea how but I totally missed this post.

    Thanks for this post, it's beautiful.