In 2005, Yvonne Llanes’ life changed forever when she was hit in a parking lot by a driver under the influence and lost both of her legs immediately. A high school elementary principal and mother of four, Yvonne’s family was told she would likely not survive. Feeling hopeless, she was wheelchair-bound for almost 10 years until she attended Hanger’s BAKA Bootcamp in 2015, left her wheelchair for the first time and never looked back. Yvonne is not alone in her story. There are many attendees that arrive at bootcamp in an immobile state and leave being able to live their lives again. Yvonne now returns to BAKA Bootcamp as a motivational speaker and mentor for other attendees, and she is also featured in Hanger’s MiGO virtual reality experience.
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