Heart of Fire
Lesia Cartelli endured a serious burn injury over 50 percent of her face and body from a natural gas explosion at the age of nine. Though her grandparent’s home was completely destroyed, her spirit survived. The inspirational speaker and founder/CEO of Angel Faces recently released a book, Heart of Fire, An Intimate Journey of Pain, Love and Healing, that delivers hope and inspiration to those who are struggling with pain, emotional or physical. Heart of Fire also teaches about the power in embracing one’s fears. Resiliency and courage motivated Cartelli to face her fear of fire at age 33. She suited up in full firefighting gear, and entered a burning building known as a “control burn.” She then went on to marry the fire captain who led her into the fire to face her fears. Cartelli demonstrates how to discover blessings and gifts within our challenges, and insists that we are here on Earth to do more than simply survive.