Motivation Monday- Lolo

If this doesn’t inspire you… then I don’t know what will.

Last year, her story made headlines…

Meet Lauren Scruggs. Her friends and family call her Lolo. She is a model and fashion blogger. She is a daughter and a twin sister.   One night, last year, accompanied by her mother, she went on a short small plane ride to see holiday lights, light up Dallas, from a bird’s eye view. When exiting the plane she walked into the night, and accidently hit the plane’s spinning propeller. She lost her left eye and her left hand, but God spared her life.

Doctor’s told her loosing a hand is like loosing a family member because it has always been with you. But now look what she is doing…


Look at this strong woman! She isn’t just recovering from an accident that could have easily taken her life, but she is living, thriving, and doing push ups. She is thankful everyday, and adapting to her new body. So next time when you are exercising and feel like giving up… think of Lolo.  Why? Because she is doing it beautifully and one handed.

armsBoth this one, and the above photo were found in People magazine. I am totally amazed by today’s technology. Lauren not only has a prosthetic eye, but she has multiple prosthetic arms. She chooses which one to wear depending on what activity she is doing. Because Lolo is so athletic, she has one for swimming, and another for other physical activities. She also has one for everyday use. This one looks almost as natural as a regular real human arm. 


To learn more about Lauren Scruggs read her book Still Lolo or check out her blog Lolo Magazine. Guess what? She also has a wordpress blog, follow her at LOLO.

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  1. thejourneynotthefinish December 11, 2012

    It’s stories like this that make me thankful for everything I have, then again, make me want to push myself even harder because I can. Great motivation.

  2. ingridray27 December 12, 2012

    Very inspiring 🙂 losing body parts can hard,but it can be truly amazing to see how strong you can be after you lose it, I have moments when I miss the muscles in my leg, nice to have a reminder of how loss can be turned into new and even better thanks!

  3. ingridray27 December 12, 2012

    Very inspiring….losing a body part no matter how big or small can be hard, I know I have moments when I really miss the muscles in my leg, so it’s nice to have a reminder of you can turn loss into something good or even perhaps better 🙂 thanks!

    • dorseyml December 13, 2012

      Glad to hear ou found inspiration in this post. I think Lauren Scruggs is amazing and her story really touched my heart!