She works as a Veterans Specialist and continues her fight to secure the Purple Heart for her husband.
Oh – and she also works hard to remain somewhat sane as she raises four boys all by herself. For kicks, she has acquired a menagerie of animals, from a little rabbit to a hefty-sized horse, with canines and kitties sprinkled about. She has experienced impressive emotional face-plants and vast arrays of challenges- some self-inflicted, others randomly encountered. And she has acquired the skills to not just overcome it all, but to enjoy the ride.
Barbara may have learned how to turn her adversity into an advantage in life, but this lesson did not come easily.
And this upper hand must be diligently maintained. Now, Barbara brings her life lessons to her audiences in keynote speeches and custom programs. She relates to her audiences’ lives and challenges, and teaches them how to become gladiators in their own life’s arena.