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One unforgettable guest is Lauren Manning, a woman who survived the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Although she was severely burned, Lauren says that her love for her husband and son gave her the will to survive and heal.

"Lauren's story definitely changed me as a mother," says producer Andrea Wishom. "I could relate to her saying that she wanted to live for her son. ... I definitely feel like it made me realize that we have choices every day. She clearly chose to be that spirit that she was—and is."

To date, Lauren has had more than 20 surgeries, and there are more to come. Doctors say that she has made tremendous progress. Her son Tyler is now three years old.
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Published on April 22, 2004

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