“It’s OK to cry about your circumstances, the devastation, destruction, and adversity sometimes. The important thing is to know that you are stronger than any pain that you must go through; tap into that hidden strength and find what lies at the bottom of your heart and beats life back into you.” Donna J. Hopkins
Donna J. Hopkins knows what it’s like to have life knock you down. An athlete, Donna won college scholarships in both basketball and track. She majored in radio and television communication and after graduation moved to Washington, D.C. She battled breast cancer twice, but it was routine surgery that would lead to a serious infection and cause her to lose her left leg below the knee. But Donna is a fighter and a survivor and she’s come back stronger than ever. She tells her story in her new book Getting to the Other Side of Victory. Woman Around Town’s Editor Charlene Giannetti talks with Donna about her journey, her book, and inspiring others.