By the age of 38, Amanda Campbell has experienced more than most people do in a lifetime.
At the age of 24, Amanda was diagnosed with MS. A debilitating incurable disease that renders its sufferers prone to paralysis, nerve damage and in some cases blindness.
In 2009 Amanda suffered a major MS attack that left her paralysed down the entire left side of her body, unable to move, eat, walk or control her own body, Amanda spent two months living in rehabilitation care and was given only a 50% chance of ever walking again.
Fighting down the fear and panic, Amanda channelled her energy into a positive force. With a mountain of determination and the aid of health and medical practitioners, Amanda astounded everyone by not only walking unaided, but running.
In 2013 Amanda, an accredited Sports Kinesiologist, founded Bend Like Bamboo, a program designed to optimise your health and resilience. We believe, that a flexible mindset impacts everything that matters. Your body’s ability to repair, how happy and resilient you are and how connected you feel. Amanda specialises in autoimmune disorders and the emotional links to disease and physical stress.
After learning how ethically sourced, nutrient dense whole foods significantly impacted on her recovery, in 2014 Amanda co-founded Nourissh, an innovative meals preparation delivery company.
Amanda now dedicates her time helping others rebuild their lives after illness, trauma and stress. At her core, Amanda believes that renewal can be possible when the mind and body are given the right environment. This philosophy is explored extensively at Amanda's public speaking engagements and as an MS Ambassador.
Video thanks to Bryan Hynes from Hynesight Productions