Episode 61: Valerie Bourdain: Fighting For Life

Transcript for EP #61: Caregiver Valerie Bourdain: Fighting For Life.  In a span of five years Nebraska native Valerie Bourdain lost her daughter to adrenal cancer, her mother to lung cancer and her father to leukemia. Her husband left the marriage midway through their daughter’s cancer journey. Valerie forged ahead as the sole caregiver for all three family members, but her weight and blood pressure soared to dangerously high levels. Motivated to get healthy so her grown son wouldn’t have to care for her, she slowly rebuilt her life—and her body, with the help of a fitness and nutrition coach. Since this episode aired Valerie has also published a memoir. An incredible story of resilience and reinvention, and lessons learned along the way, this interview will leave you awed and inspired. Bonus: this PDF is loaded with useful links!