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Janet Oberholtzer    

Because I Can: Doing what I can, with what I have, where I am.

In seconds, a family vacation became a nightmare when a horrific auto accident decimated marathon runner Janet Oberholtzers legs and shattered her pelvis. It seemed unlikely she'd even survive, let alone put back any of the pieces of her life. Her determination carried her through the difficult physical recovery, but was no match for the depressing emotional and spiritual trauma that followed and proved almost fatal as Janet struggled to come to grips with her new normal.

Today this heroic woman is leading a full life and back to running half-marathons and is a writer, blogger and speaker. Her first book, "Because I Can: Doing what I can, with what I have, where I am" won a publishing contest and was released on September 20, 2011. It is a memoir of her body, mind and spirit recovery.

Before her accident, she was a successful business women, owning a garden center with her husband Jerry. They have three college-aged sons. On her blog, JanetOber.com she writes about her experience of overcoming her accident, running and how to maintain a healthy body, mind and spirit.

Janet's story that will give her audience hope ... whether they have physical limitations or if their world feels hopeless due to difficult circumstances, unwanted changes or the monotony of life.


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