Until recently Callie has kept the story private, of how she was shot by an estranged boyfriend and left for dead, paralyzed and bleeding in an underground parking lot with a bullet in her spine. You would not know today that this was a woman who had been told by her doctors that she might have a chance of regaining some use of her legs.
Now she is in demand to tell audiences how she survived, recovered, and went on to help others.
Here is a short excerpt of Callie Kares (formerly Calli D. Meister) sharing her dramatic story with a live audience for the first time. Listen to some details of how she was shot point blank.