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Women Who Box: @Hddanale_gwx

Updated: Jan 21

A voice, a story and inspiration by Dana Le - @hddanale_gwx

The doctors said "You’re going to experience memory loss, slower reaction times, and issues concentrating." "You’re going to feel #mentalpain for an unknown amount of time.” My life was turned upside down in the matter of moments from a #carcrash that was out of my control.

Have you ever felt #hopeless, #lost and #confused on why life was hitting you hard? Did you have the #courage, #strength and #support to keep going and #fightback? #Boxing gave me that.

I thought everything I worked for in my life became useless because I was concussed. What’s the point of trying to be better if my brain wasn’t going to work?

Growing up, I prided myself with having a great memory and quickly processing information in #school, #dance, #music, #sports, etc. I felt that I could always depend on my #brain, but sometimes life (or a car in my case) hits you too hard that you need to learn to stand back up and #keepfighting.

I was introduced to #boxing during a #groupfitness class. I felt #self-conscious going to more classes because I was battling my #brainfog and had to work twice as hard to keep up with the #boxingcombos.

But I didn’t care. I fell in love with the #connection boxing gave me to my #body, #mind, and #soul. Today, my #passion for boxing has provided continuous #exercise for my brain. It has improved my memory, reaction times, and concentration – all the side effects from my concussion. Boxing gave me back my #confidence not only in the ring but in my life.

Today, I am proud to say that I am training to become a boxing coach @gloveworx and a #fighter. My encouragement to you is that if you have faced pain, adversity or set backs in life, that you are strong, brave and badass. You can and will persevere.


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