Lisa Gigliotti is an attorney who for more than twenty-five years has lived with serious myasthenia gravis and severe rheumatoid arthritis. Through twelve major surgeries Lisa has maintained a fulfilling and positive life. Lisa has achieved successful careers as an administrative law judge, a policy advisor for the Michigan state senate and governor, an advocate for people with disabilities and for improving pain management and end-of-life care, and is dedicated to helping others lead more fulfilling lives. In pursuit of encouraging others, Lisa has written four books that describe her Italian-American upbringing and how Coraggio—courage—is the key to overcoming adversity and to achieving any endeavor.
As part of the 5th Zebra Nation Benefit Night, Lisa will inspire you to believe that even though you feel as if you have no control over an illness, a situation, or what others think of you, there always is an aspect of the situation you can control. With courage to take charge you will be on your way to living your dreams!