In 2014, Maria Papalia-Meier went from an active runner and busy mother to the sickest person in the hospital due to sepsis, a life-threatening complication caused by infection. Her book, I AM A RUNNER: MEMOIRS OF A SEPSIS SURVIVOR, tells the story of her recovery and her resilience through sickness, amputations, and others’ preconceived ideas of what would be possible for her. At the event, Maria and her husband will talk about their journey, answer audience questions, and sign books.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
“You’ll never be able to run again.”
From running half marathons to being the sickest person in the hospital, Maria Papalia-Meier fought the river of death, and won.
Life changing moments, amputations, and negative thoughts refused to keep her down. With her rock-hard stubbornness, positive self-empowerment and persistence, she grabbed hope and unflinching faith to face the life handed to her. Her story offers an honest, tough-love approach to defeating pre-determined opinions, and self-imposed limitations. She refused to give up or give in.
Maria Papalia-Meier is a runner. She has awoken stronger…better.
This is her story.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Maria Papalia-Meier has a BBA with an emphasis in Human Resources, and has worked for Fed-Ex for twenty years. As an athlete she has many accomplishments. Before her battle with the river of death, she competed and ran in multiple 5K's.