Finding my purpose through pain & changing perceptions along the way.
Erika Bogan is a motivator, speaker, leading disability advocate & lover of life, who is dedicated to motivating others to find their purpose through sharing her remarkable story of redefining her life after becoming paralyzed following a traumatic injury. Erika captivates her audiences, as she shares how she decided to turn tragedy into triumph through forgiveness, personal growth and kindness.
"Life happens. It's what you choose to focus on, that determines what happens next. I choose to focus on the bright side."
"I always knew I was destined to make a positive impact on the world around me, even at a very young age. I thrived on helping others, befriending the underdog and giving encouragement to the lost. I had no idea, that something was going to alter my life, in one of the most extreme ways possible, and set my life's purpose of motivating others, into motion. On January 20, 2002, life as I had known it for 21 years changed, literally in a split second. Two and a half months later, I awoke in the hospital, not knowing what life had in store for me. Little did I know, I was embarking on my greatest adventure. Life."
During life's most challenging moments, you already have the strength to get through. Look how far you've already come.
- Erika Bogan