How to Get Run Over by a Truck !
Mar 12, 2021 7:30 AM
Katie McKenna
How to Get Run Over by a Truck !

Katie McKenna is a professional speaker, leadership coach and bestselling author, living
in Brooklyn.
People often say, "I feel like I've been run over by a truck." Katie actually was.
On a sunny morning bike ride in Brooklyn, 24-year-old Katie McKenna was forever
changed when she was run over by an 18-wheeler. Being crushed under a massive semi
wasn't something Katie should have survived. After 10 hours of emergency surgery, she
woke to find herself in a body and a life that would never be the same.
What began as a journal entry on a borrowed laptop during her extended hospital stay,
became the best-selling memoir, How to Get Run Over by a Truck . Katie now travels the
country, speaking to a vast array of audiences on how to overcome seemingly
insurmountable obstacles with resilience, hope, humor and gratitude.
Her story inspires others to see how kindness can change the course of a person’s life, to
delight in the beauty of the everyday, and to see the strength that lives within
Katie’s work has been featured in Health Magazine, Brooklyn Magazine, Reader's
Digest, Chicken Soup for the Soul, and the Daily Mail as well as many other
publications. Katie has spoken at Fortune 500 companies, and Hospitals, Medical
Schools ,Conferences and Universities across the country. Most recently, Ellen
DeGeneres and the writers of the award winning Broadway musical “Come from Away”
have teamed up with Warner Brothers to develop a 1 hour drama based on Katie’s story.