In 2006, Tricia La Bella’s life was turned upside down. She heard the word that no one ever wants to hear: cancer. Once she recovered from the shock, she changed her life to save her life. The experience proved to be a valuable teacher, offering life-changing lessons about healing and well-being that reshaped her perspective—and inspired a career change. After twenty-five years in the fitness industry, Tricia used her ordeals to transform her passion for helping others in a new way: she became a life coach, and things started to get back on track.
In 2011, she heard that word again—this time, for her husband, Steve, who was diagnosed with stage four mantle cell non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
Here, she shares their remarkable journey back to health and hope, describing how the power of love and support can pull anyone through the darkest days of their lives. They learned that even in times of intense challenge, there is always something special to draw upon—that even when things are at their worst, life has a way of delivering the unexpected.
For Tricia and Steve, their special gift arrived at 22:44.