WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. – Lola Morino, 19, has been a fighter since birth. She had health problems after the illness, and every time doctors said she would not survive. She is stronger.

The Mormon Vision Board allowed her to look into her plans to expand her fitness studio.

What you need to know

  • Lola Morminino has been suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, but she is getting stronger every time doctors say she will not survive.
  • As she grew older, she became ill and was unable to walk.
  • It was then that Morino decided it was enough and took her health into her own hands.
  • As Mormon learned the relationship between her mind and body, things began to change

“When I sit here, when I think about what I will have in two years, I can see it in the corner of my eye,” she said.

The Mormon driver was born with a two-and-a-half-pound[2 kg]tumor attached to his tail. Doctors are the first of many to tell her parents that she will not survive. As she grows older, she suffers from a number of other ailments, including dementia.

It was then that Morino decided it was enough and took her health into her own hands.

“Now I have learned to walk again,” she said. “It was a crazy experience. It surprised my father and when he came home it was just a basket case and what did he look like when I stopped?”

Her father, Carmen Morino, remembers each time he and Mormon’s mother struggled with illness.

“Lola has always been my hero. She always surprised me, but now she seems to have no words, even sitting here.”

As Lola Morino learned the connection between her mind and her body, things began to change. The doctor explained that she was under a lot of pressure and that her body was just shutting down.

She is busy learning all she can about health, from diets to exercise and how to manage stress. With treatment and work, all other health problems disappeared.

That’s why Morino decided to open a fitness studio and use her story as a testimony to teach others what our bodies can do.

“Now that I see how healthy my body is, I can just go crazy and do all these different exercises. I was literally about to die three years ago,” she said.

She said it was a miracle she wanted to share with the world, from training her parents and training her clients who heard about the new business owner.

Morino plans to expand Lola’s home to include food preparation and rest areas to highlight the importance of physical and mental rehabilitation to clients.

“Trying to suppress everything will definitely backfire because I’ve learned so many times,” she said.

Visit her for more information about Mormon history and her fitness studio website.