The Happiness Lab with Dr. Laurie Santos ‘I woke up in an Ambulance Stuck in Traffic.’ : A Listener’s Story of Recovery

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Rebecca Kaduru was driving home… then woke up in an ambulance. She’d been in involved in an accident and her face was smashed. Living in Uganda, she struggled to receive appropriate care for her injuries – making her healing process dishearteningly slow and painful. 

It was then that Rebecca stumbled across an episode of The Happiness Lab about JR Martinez – an army veteran badly burned in Iraq. His story brought her comfort and the confidence to keep on her path to recovery. We hear about Rebecca’s ordeal and introduce her to JR. 

NEXT TIME: To give you a chance to hear the episode that inspired Rebecca, we’ll republish it on The Happiness Lab feed.

The Host

Dr. Laurie Santos

Dr. Laurie Santos is Professor of Psychology and Head of Silliman College at Yale University. Professor and podcast host Dr. Laurie Santos is an expert on human cognition and the…