As a freshman she unexpectedly lost both of her parents within hours of each other to their concealed battle with prescription drug addiction; uses her story to help break the stigma and eliminate the shame associated with substance abuse and mental health disorders.
Reasons to book Lauren Sisler
Lauren had a choice to make when she lost her parents: hide the story and suffer alone, or use her struggles to help someone walk out of the shadows. In 2003 as a freshman at Rutgers University, tragedy struck Lauren’s world when she unexpectedly lost both of her parents within hours of each other to their concealed battle with prescription drug addiction. She struggled with the truth surrounding her parents’ secret life and death for the next ten years.
Through her grief and despair, Lauren found the courage to continue moving forward and find success. Having triumphed over this hardship, Lauren now spreads awareness about addiction and the devastation it can cause for those who abuse substances, their loved ones, and the community.
“From this point forward, how are you going to respond to adversity? How will your resilience shine through and lead you on your journey despite the challenges and disappointments?”
As a professional storyteller, Lauren realized that her own story and experiences have the propensity to inspire and empower others to break down the barriers that stand in the way of us living our best life. Through her authentic nature and vivid storytelling, Lauren’s presentations will take listeners onan emotional passage that will ignite gratitude and a reimagined purpose in their lives.
Sisler is a two-time national and regional Emmy award-winning sports broadcaster who joined ESPN and SEC Network in 2016 as a sideline reporter for both college football and gymnastics. She reflects on how her faith bolstered her journey through grief, gave her the courage to trust in God’s timing, and has led her to serve as an addiction prevention advocate.
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