Paying it forward.
Before she knew it, Nicole found herself in a “blur of depression,” using food to fill a void that she was convinced could never be filled.
“I felt sick...I felt sad, and I used food like a drug.”
After her husband was in a violent car accident, he was scheduled to undergo surgery. Upon seeing his surgeon, Nicole was informed that he couldn’t perform the procedure because his blood pressure was fatally high.
“That was when I knew one of us had to start a health journey. One of us had to become healthy and take our life back.”
After joining the OPTAVIA Community and losing more than 100 lbs*, Nicole found out through social media about a boy who needed a kidney transplant, so she reached out to his family about being his donor.
The day she received approval from her doctor, saying she was a fit as a donor, Nicole realized just how much OPTAVIA had changed her life.
“Do you know what I found out that day? That if I hadn’t lost weight I could not have participated.”
Five months after donating her kidney, Nicole is more active than ever before. She walked 100 miles in one month and planned to participate in a half marathon for the children of St. Jude.
By continuing to inspire others and help them lead their journeys to lifelong transformation as an Independent OPTAVIA Coach, Nicole now helps her husband receive the gift of health with OPTAVIA.
“You never know where your journey will begin and where it will go, if you will just keep your heart and your soul open!”