Episode 4

Olympic Speed Skater Kelly Gunther Went After Her Golden Dream Despite a Gruesome Injury

Emmy Award-winning TV show host and interviewer Aurea McGarry talks with former Olympic Speed Skater Kelly Gunther about her two-time brush with the GOLD! You won't believe her inspirational story and how she got the nickname THE COME BACK KID!!

Winter of 2010 when she arrived at the hospital, doctors were afraid to remove her skate — in case her broken foot came with it. Amid conversations about surgery, rehab, and possible amputation, they told the still Olympic hopeful that she’d probably never skate again.

Listen and find out if she ever did and the important lessons she learned along the brutal way.

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Aurea McGarry

Emmy Award-Winning TV Show Host & Producer, serving on their Board of Governors and as an active Emmy judge. Founder of CELEBRITIZE Your Business online courses for female business owners.
An author & co-author of 8 self-help books, a professional speaker and chosen TEDX speaker for 2021, an event emcee, and a charity auctioneer.
The founder and host of the Live Your Legacy Summit event series, and of two online shows “Success Talk” and the Silver Telly Award Winning “Smart Talk” show.
Aurea is a monthly lead TV show host for “Atlanta Live” on WATC – TV, and frequent expert panelist on the 11ALIVE NBC Atlanta affiliate daytime TV morning show “Atlanta & Company.”
As a sought-after professional speaker and women’s empowerment coach she speaks on the airwaves and at events across the globe inspiring women to live their best legacy and teaches them how to CELEBRITIZE their VOICE while they become the “Go-To” influencer in their industry increasing their visibility, credibility, and profitability.
Aurea is a Cancer & Domestic Violence Sur-THRIVER and a Walking Miracle who was told by doctors she would never speak again after they had to remove her left vocal cord nerve in 1999 during her cancer surgery! She went on to become a speaker and a multi-award-winning TALK show host and producer after she was told that TALKING would be IMPOSSIBLE! She wants YOU to believe in your miracles too.
She’s been featured on over 500 radio shows, dozens of podcasts, and over 100 TV shows including The 700 Club, Atlanta & Company, PBS, FOX Good Day Atlanta, Daytime Tampa Bay, and Nite Line with audiences in the millions.
Aurea faced many struggles along her journey including the murder of her father, divorce, domestic violence, cancer, and she wrote her autobiography about how to overcome them all, staying positive and successful in business, titled “I Won’t Survive, I’ll Thrive!”