About Tonya Rerecich
In 2011, my daughter Addie contracted a staph infection and went into septic shock. She was not expected to live. For five months, she wavered between life and death, and I was at her bedside day and night, as she and I both fought for her life.
After a double-lung transplant, I took my daughter home, but she would never be the same. We have had to live with complications, fears, massive doses of anti-rejection drugs, risk of infection and a foreshortened life, so, for me, the battle never ends.
What others say about us
“Tonya combines the experience of a mother and the clinical perspective of a nurse. In her talks, she focuses on what moves people and inspires them to get involved, improve and take action.”
“I watched Tonya talk to a room full of people and everyone was riveted. When Tonya talks, she is a warm, engaging speaker. As well as relating facts, she touches people’s hearts and challenges them to see things in a different way. She is mesmerizing.”