Road to Resilience
“I Made a Decision to Live”
Feb 5, 2020 · 20 min
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On September 11, 2001, Lauren Manning suffered burns on over 80 percent of her body and lost hundreds of colleagues at the World Trade Center. Facing near-certain death, she found a determination to live that would carry her through a long recovery and turn her into a national symbol of resilience. In this special interview, she talks about how pity and pain fueled her will to heal and offers advice on overcoming adversity. Mrs. Manning is an entrepreneur, businesswoman, and author of the New York Times bestselling memoir "Unmeasured Strength." Learn more about her at

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