Monica George

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Tanya and anyone in crisis can find inspiration from Monica, a mother warrior who became a spiritual teacher for many who heard her story.

Three days after a scheduled C-section, Monica's body was attacked by a flesh-eating bacteria. To save her life, doctors had to amputate her arms and her legs. Nurses and doctors anticipated the inevitable "why me" breakdown, but it never came. Instead, Monica focused on rehabilitation so she could get home to her daughters and her husband. "I want my girls to know that their mother's a fighter," she said. "Don't ever give up on anything, ever."