To call Colombian triathlete Aurora Colello a go-getter would be the understatement of the century. After being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS), this mother of four took matters into her own hands, using diet, exercise, and holistic methods for treatment–even curing her blindness caused by the disease.
After participating in many triathlons, Aurora is now working to raise money for pediatric cancer research by competing this September in the Nautica Malibu Triathlon presented by Equinox.
For her fearless determination, healthy lifestyle, and positive mindset, Aurora Colello is this week's Inspiring Latina.
Tell us a little about your background.
My parents are both from Bogota, Colombia. We moved to the United States when I was 5 years old. Even though I grew up in the States, in Northern Virginia, culturally we were totally Colombian at home. The language, the food and the customs were all kept intact in our home as I was growing up. I always felt like we were a small country within a country!