Lauren Manning

American banker

Lauren Manning (born 1961) is an American author, entrepreneur, and businesswoman. One of the most severely injured survivors of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks, she spent over six months in the hospital during her initial recovery from 82.5% total body burn injuries. Her injuries and recovery were widely documented by national and international press, and her memoir Unmeasured Strength was published in 2011.


  • For years I've been privileged to receive words of thanks and encouragement from people all over the world, often simply asking how I'm doing. I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to share my story in the hope it will continue to resonate with people facing challenges in their own lives.
  • All of us have been wounded in some way, whether by violence, disease or other personal tragedy. But though we can never pretend we have not been touched by adversity, we can refuse to be held by it.
  • Every day you have a choice. Make it count.
  • It’s not about how strong you were back then, it is about how strong you are right here right now.
  • It’s my reality, I put a Band-Aid on it and I move on.

Quotes about Manning

  • In just these last few years as President, I have watched the American people bounce back from... events [that] were heartbreaking... I think of Lauren Manning, the 9/11 survivor who had severe burns over 80 percent of her body, who said, ‘That’s my reality. I put a Band-Aid on it, literally, and I move on.

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