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You never leave home in the morning thinking you won't return. 

That's exactly what happened on November 5th 2010 to Leola Small. Leola suffered a ruptured brain aneurysm at work and collapsed unconscious with no pulse. She didn't return home for months.

There were many times when family thought she wouldn't make it through at all. There was one stage where the Dr stated "Leola is bleeding from the brain. If we don't stop it she will die". Imagine hearing that about someone you love.

Since surviving a near fatal brain trauma Leola has learnt so much about life, perspective and what her limits are.

"I've learnt that everyday is a gift, not a given right and that we must use our time to live our best lives - whatever that means to you.
"I've written this book to share my story and challenges, but ultimately my learnings. Life changes when you face death. By reading my story I hope to encourage a different perspective on life and bring awareness to how truly precious every moment is.
After realising how fragile your life, health and body is - I am dedicating myself to making a difference in the lives of others. I don't want you to have to go through what I went through, to understand that each and every day we have is truly a gift." Leola said.

This book is for anyone with a hunger to change their situation, or feel they are "stuck in a rut". Reading through Leola's experience you will be able to see that anything is possible and you are only as strong as you want to be.

It’s funny how life throws you a curve ball. It’s all about how you react to it – how will this moment define you? Your self-worth is the only worth you should be measured on. Believe that you have the power to change your fate - whatever it may be. Everything happens for a reason. After suffering a ruptured aneurysm and ultimately surviving it - Leola is in the best place (mentally and physically) she has ever been. 

Leola thanks her lucky stars that she was able to go through such hardship to only come out on top.

"Together we will live our best lives."

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About Leola Rose

Leola knows how important and fragile life can be. Having suffered a near fatal brain aneurysm in 2010, she is lucky to be alive. Overcoming depression through positive thinking and a can-do attitude, Leola can help you understand the importance of self-worth and help you to live your best life today. 

“As a survivor of life’s challenges and tribulations. I want to use my experiences to help others open up to life’s possibilities. My dad always says to me ‘Leola, everything always seems to work out for you.’ I believe that’s because I believe that good things will happen to me. Honestly. 

“I still ask the world “why me?” I still haven’t come to terms with what I’ve gone through – even all these years on. But in life, you have a choice. Everyone has a choice. How you react to life’s challenges will define your future. I’ve had to learn the hard way."

"If I can give you one piece of advice it would be to DO IT NOW. Use the fine china, wear the pretty dress, show off the expensive Jewellery. None of this “I’ll wait for a special occasion.” Enjoy it now!"